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



2nd September 1918

On this day:


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

    Noordhoek.

    At 0600 a move was made to vicinity of Grampus Cottage. Battalion Headquarters was made at S.18.b.70.10. Various gun pits and shell holes being used as shelters. The Officers reconnoitered forward positions. At night the enemy shelled frequently with light field guns and 5.9s. 'A' Company had to move their quarters.

  • 2nd September 1918 Night patrols

  • 2nd September 1918 

  • 2nd Sep 1918 Line Held

  • 2nd Sep 1918 Attack Made

  • 2nd Sep 1918 Into the Trenches

  • 2nd Sep 1918 Orders Received

  • 2nd Sep 1918 Reinforcements





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Lt. Robert Erskine Atwell. Connaught Rangers 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Baker. Royal Irish Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Bermingham. 56th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Alexander Henry Buckley. VC 54th Battalion
  • Pte. Charles Cephas Coley. 25th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Arthur George Cozens. Royal Sussex Regiment 1/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. George Dundas. MC & Bar 61st Bde "A" Bty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Alfred Eades. Somerset Light Infantry 12th (West Somerset Yeomanry) Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Henry Evans. York and Lancaster Regiment 2nd/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Wilfrid Holden. Somerset Light Infantry. 12th (West Somerset Yeomanry) Bn Read their Story.
  • Private Frederick Arthur Hopps. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph William Horsley. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Husband. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 14th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Wallace Keith. Black Watch 14th (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Keith. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 14th Btn. (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry) Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Ernest Kirkland. East Surrey Regiment att. 1st/23rd Bn. London Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hugh McIver. VC, MM & Bar. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Charles Clarence Mills. London Regiment 18th (London Irish Rifles) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas William Riley. Essex Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Ceil Haggart Shaver. MM. Canadian Field Artillery 2nd Bde Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Smales. Lancashire Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Smith. 16th Btn. (Manitoba Regiment) Read their Story.
  • Lt/Col. Richard Annesley West. VC DSO MC North Irish Horse attd. Tank Corps Read their Story.

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