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6th 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



6th October 1918

On this day:


  • Under Shellfire   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers. report "The day passed quietly except for heavy enemy counter preparation in which only 4.2s and 77mm were used. During the night Mansard Farm and copse K.24.b.5.3 were occupied without opposition. Few casualties suffered during the night from machine-gun fire. 2nd Lieutenant Bryson was killed on patrol whilst reconnoitering Goldflake Farm which was found to be occupied in force by the enemy."

    War Diaries


  • Quiet spell for Batteries.   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade report "October 6th to 11th was generally quiet. The Batteries did no firing, but were subjected to much enemy shooting with HE and gas. Enemy put down counter preparations each morning."

    War Diaries


  • 6th Oct 1918 At Rest

  • 6th Oct 1918 Church Parade & Sports

  • 6th Oct 1918 On the Move

  • 6th of October 1918 Attack Anticipated

  • 6th Oct 1918 On the March





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Lt.Col. Charles Harold Blackburne. DSO. Dragoon Guards 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Burns. Royal Army Medical Corps 57th Field Ambulance Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry James Knight. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Littleford. Manchester Regiment 1/9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Thomas Augustine O'Brien. Army Veterinary Corps Read their Story.
  • George Stockport. Durham Light Infantry 15th Battalion
  • L/Cpl. Norman Tate. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Norman Tate. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Richard Williams. Royal Welch Fusiliers
  • Pte. Richard Williams. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 16th Btn.

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