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7th August 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

7th August 1918

On this day:

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

    Ordinary parades took place. Between 2330 and midnight enemy fired about 50 rounds of 5.9 inch shells on battery positions immediately in rear of Battalion area. Our guns retaliated. The usual work was done at night.

    War Diaries


    Information received that enemy were likely to withdraw South of Brigade Sector. Sent out two snipers on daylight patrol at 3pm to watch enclosure at E.30. A patrol returned and informed OC C Coy Capt NEAL DCM that enclosure did not appear to be held. 2Lt PERRY & 6 ORs sent out to investigate came upon party of Germans holding Western hedge of enclosure. These made signs to our party to surrender but finding 4 of our party had worked round to their flank they themselves surrendered. Result 14 prisoners taken & a light machine gun. At the same time 23rd LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS took 9 prisoners. Further news received that the Division (74th) on the night of the 6th had advanced their line. At 12 midnight the front line Coys advanced their posts some 200X & dug in leaving small holding parties. Inter Coy relief. A Coy took over from D Coy. B Coy from C Coy & vice versa.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 7th Aug 1918 Into Position

  • 7th Aug 1918 Patrols

  • 7th Aug 1918 Rifle Meeting

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  • Rfm. George Thomas Brown. London Regiment 18th Battalion
  • Pte. John Edward Rhodes. Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 11th Batn. Read their Story.

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