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6th August 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Battalion was inspected by the Commanding Officer at 1300. At 1500 a lecture was given by Captain Bless on the war. The lecture was good but the weather bad. Work was done as usual.
- Visit King George V. 59th Heavy Artillery Brigade
37th SB were shelled at intervals during the afternoon and evening, 1 man being killed. The section of 510th SB joined up with 37th SB making the battery up to establishment of 6 guns.
HM the King (George V) visited the Corps area today. All batteries sent representatives to La Lovie Chateau to line the road as the King drove by.
- 6th Aug 1918 Patrol Work
- SWARTEN BROUGH
Projection of 600 gas bombs from behind D Coy HQ. C & D Coy’s withdrawn from danger zone during & for 2 hours after projection (owing to gas lingering) & upon reoccupying positions D Coy found one of the enemy badly gassed who had wandered into our lines. He was without any means of identification & died before he could be got to Brigade.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 6th Aug 1918 In Position
- 6th Aug 1918 Reliefs
- 6th Aug 1918 Artillery Active
- 6th Aug 1918 In the Trenches
- 6th of August 1918 Enemy Active
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