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3rd August 1918On this day:
- 9th Rifle Brigade disband 9th Battalion Rifle Brigade Cadre is disbanded at Desvres on 3 August 1918.
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Training was carried out in forenoon by those Companies who were not working during night and by the whole Battalion in the afternoon from 1300 to 1500. Companies arranged their own programmes of work. At night the usual work party took place.
- Australian Troop Transports
HMAT A69 Warilda
The HMAT A69 Warilda weighed 7,713 tons with an average cruise speed of 16 knots or 29.63 kmph. It was owned by the Adelaide SS Co Ltd, Adelaide, and manned by Australian officers and mainly by Australian crews. The Warilda was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in the English Channel on the 3rd August 1918. she also served as a Hospital Ship during WW1.
- Hospital Ship or Ambulance Transport Service during WW1.
- Medical Staff strength.
- Accommodation capacity.
- Period of Service as Hospital Ship or Ambulance Transport.
- Date From:25th July 1916
- Date To:3rd August 1918
- Ships Crew details:
- 3rd August 1918 rest day and bathing
- SWARTEN BROUGH
Relieved the 2 front Coy’s of the 12th NORFOLK Regt. the 2 rear Coy’s of the 23rd LANCS FUSILIERS, Disposition after completion of relief in the R2 Sub Sector, D Coy right front, C Coy left front, B Coy left support in the COBLEY COTTAGE Switch, A Coy right support in the Z line. On the left 12th NORFOLKS (to be relieved night 4/5th by 23rd R LANCS FUSILIERS) On right 13th YORK & LANCS. On right of Y&L 61st Div. Relief complete R2 Sub Sector 4.20am. During relief heavy shelling in forward area of new sector.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 3rd Aug 1918 On the Move
- 3rd Aug 1918 Artillery Active
- 3rd Aug 1918 Attachments
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