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6th April 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



6th April 1918

On this day:


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

    Inspection of Brigade by II Corps Commander.

  • 106th Coy RE on the move   106th Field Company moved from Hebuterne back to Ypres by train after a march to the station. Arrived at Armentieres where rested. After two days 106th took over part of the line to let fresh troops to go up to the Somme. Writer was on Gas Guard over night. Germans sent 6000 gas shells into the town the night before the attack Sappers in behind the second line with fixed bayonets.

  •    FREVILLERS

    Same as yesterday. Draft of 50 arrived.

  • 6th Apr 1918 Enemy Quiet

  • 6th Apr 1918 Reinforcements

  • 6th Apr 1918 Walking and Lying Cases

  • 6th Apr 1918 On the March

  • 6th Apr 1918 Reliefs

  • 6th Apr 1918 On the Move

  • 6th Apr 1918 Patrols

  • 6th Apr 1918 Reliefs





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Archie Maynard Brown. Royal Garrison Artillery 126th Bat Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Archie Maynard Brown. Royal Garrison Artillery 126th Heavy Battery Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. William David Dowsett. London Regiment 6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles) Read their Story.
  • RSM Walter Goody. MM, MC. Suffolk Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Maurice Chevrier Lalonde. Saskatchewan Regiment 46th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Albert Henry Wardle. Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion Read their Story.

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