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6th September 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Arrival at billets was completed at 0200. The Strength of Battalion was not reported.The day was spent in cleaning up and re-organisation. The Billets were made more habitable though the day was cold and wet.
- Attack on enemy lines 22nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
6th Sep. 1918 - 0630 We attacked with three companies from left to right A, D and C Companies without artillery preparation.The ground was very difficult with wire lying about. The weather was perfect with a slight mist. We gained all our objectives with A Company finding the most resistance however they got beyond their objectives and did very well. After the attack the enemy shelled our new posts very heavily.
Casualties during attack 5th to 7th September.
- 2nd Lt GO Mitchell wounded
- 34 Other Ranks wounded (gas)
- 1 Other Rank died of wounds
- 6 Other Ranks wounded
- 11 Other Ranks missing
- 5 Other Ranks killed
- 24 Other Ranks wounded
- 2nd Lt JF Punsham wounded (gas)
- 27 Other Ranks wounded
- 4 Other Ranks killed
Enemy continued shelling our new lines.
The Battalion was relieved by the 18th Gloucester Regiment and moved back to Village Line as Support Battalion, while the 18th Gloucesters continued to push forward.
- 6th September 1918 Heavy shelling in trenches
- 6th Sep 1918 Quiet
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