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6th April 1918On 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.
Same as yesterday. Draft of 50 arrived.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 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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