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5th October 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



5th October 1918

On this day:


  • Under Fire   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers report "The enemy put down harassing fire for one hour before dawn and dusk, but barrage line was well behind our line and no casualties were incurred. Northern boundary of Battalion adjusted to L.13.c.25.00."





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rflmn. Edwin Chambers. London Regiment 33rd Btn. D Coy. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Henry Chapman. DCM. South Wales Borderers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Dann. Durham Light Infantry 13th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Richard Chandler Dixon. King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st/4th Btn Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Cecil Atkinson Dodds. Durham Light Infantry 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Samuel Dunwoody. Royal Irish Rifles 16th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Easthope. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 12th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Alexander Howitt. Durham Light Infantry 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Nathan Vincent Martin. East Yorkshire Regiment 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Measey. Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry 2/4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Quartly. Labour Corps Read their Story.
  • Pte. Max Schnittker. 329th Infantry Company K Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Russen Valentine. Army Cyclist Corps 9th Corps Cyclist
  • Sgt. James Norman Williams. DCM, MM Devonshire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Harold John Thomas Wood. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Read their Story.

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