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

5th May 1918

On this day:

  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers report "Defences worked on by day and manned by night. Brigade specialist classes commenced at transport lines, International Corner.

    • Effective strength: 32 Officers, 673 Other Ranks, 35 horses and 20 mules.
    • Ration strength: 27 Officers, 530 Other Ranks, 39 horses and 20 mules.
    Dispositions: Four Companies in line, Middlesex Battalion on right Belgian Battalion on left."

    War Diaries

  • 37th SB gas attack on enemy   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    37th SB engaged in gassing hostile batteries. This action was continued each night when conditions permitted.

    War Diaries


    Sunday. Church parades. A & B Coy’s working.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 5th May 1918 Raid Made

  • 5th May 1918 On the Range

  • 5th May 1918 In the Line

  • 5th of May 1918 Artillery Quiet

  • 5th May 1918 On the March

  • 5th May 1918 Reliefs

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Michael Barry. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 6th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Tom Leeding. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 14th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Robert Sewell. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd Btn, Read their Story.

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