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2nd November 1918 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



2nd November 1918

On this day:


  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    Weather fine. Battalion moved at 2100 to billets in Luingne south east of Mouscron. In the afternoon a concert was given by the civil inhabitants to the British soldiers and at 1630 the massed drums of the 1st and 9th Battalions played selections in the Grand Place, Muscron, where a large and interested gathering gave them a rousing reception.

  • Australian Troop Transports   

    HMAT A52 Surada

    The HMAT A52 Surada weighed 5,324 tons with an average cruise speed of 10 knots or 18.52 kmph. It was owned by the British India SN Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 4 January 1917. The Surada was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in Mediterranean on the 2nd November 1918.

  • Seeking new Battery positions   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    Positions were reconnoitered in the forward area for batteries of the Brigade with the purpose of covering a forcing of the (river) Scheldt.

  • Salford Pals in action   Some units of the 2nd Salford Pals, 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers took part in the Battle of Sambre and the crossing of the Oise-Sambre Canal at Ors.

  • 2nd November 1918 Rest day

  • 2nd Nov 1918 Training & Sports

  • 2nd Nov 1918 Reliefs





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George Anthony. Lancashire Fusiliers 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Jane Bradley. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Hugh Cairns. VC. 46th Saskatchewan Regiment Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Hugh Cairns. VC. 46th Btn. Saskatchewan Regiment. Read their Story.
  • Bmdr. Harry Coulson. Royal Artillery 25th Bty. 35th Bde. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Knowles. Lancashire Fusiliers 16th (2nd Salford Pals) Btn.
  • Pte. Samuel Knowles. Lancashire Fusiliers 16th Btn.
  • Pte. John Carlyle Matthews. 50th Btn. Alberta Regiment Read their Story.
  • Cpl. James Punton Nelson. Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Battalion, D Company Read their Story.

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