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



4th April 1918

On this day:


  • On the Move.   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse), Royal Irish Fusiliers entrained at Eu for Rexpoede at 2am travelling by motor lorries to Herzeele.

  • 4th Apr 1918 Counter-attack at Hangard Wood

  • Naval Action   The armed transports Henry R. Mallory, Tenadores and Mercury were steaming back to the United States in convoy after having completed a troop transportation voyage to France. At 11.45 in the morning, a German U-boat surfaced and fired torpedoes at Mallory. Lookouts aboard the transport spotted the torpedoes allowing the ship to successfully evade them. The submarine was sighted by the other American transports. All three ships opened fire with their main guns and appeared to hit the U-boat as she submerged. The vessels then manoeuvred in close and depth charged the last-known location of the Germans. The three American vessels were credited with sinking the attacking submarine. The convoy reached the United States on or about the 13th of April 1918.

  • 4th Apr 1918 On the Move

  •    At Frevillers 18th DLI engaged in Kit inspection and Coy training.

  • 4th Apr 1918 Enemy Artillery Active

  • 4th Apr 1918 State of ADS

  • 4th Apr 1918 Baths





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • C.Q.M.S. Albert John Archer. 33rd Btn. A Coy.
  • Cpl. Thomas Banks. MM. Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Bn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Hugh Crawford. MM. Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) No.1 Squadron Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Moses Elwick. Durham Light Infantry 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Stkr. William Charles Follett. HMS Bittern Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Franklin. Rifle Brigade 8th Battalion
  • L/Cpl. Arthur Sydney Lennox Hay. Seaforth Highlanders 1st/6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Edward Charles Moore. Rifle Brigade 9th Btn.
  • Stoker Samuel Osborne. HMS Bittern Read their Story.
  • 2Lt. Frank Edward Scott. Royal Garrison Artillery 405th Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Edmund Joseph Wale. Princess of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) 8th Battalion
  • Sgt. James Webster. Motor Machine Gun Corps Read their Story.
  • Ralph Whalley. Machine Gun Corps Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Charles Wilson. Rifle Brigade 10th Btn.

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