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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day

7th May 1918

On this day:

  • gas attacks and counters   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    30th SB was heavily shelled with yellow x gas. About 200 rounds were fired in the neighbourhood of their position. The particular hostile battery was gassed by the 37th SB the same evening.

    War Diaries


    Working parties cancelled owing to very heavy rain fall. Whole Battalion training in the afternoon.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 7th May 1918 Recce

  • 7th May 1918 In the Line

  • 7th May 1918 Relief

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Stephen Bishopp. MM. Royal Fusiliers 17th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert N. Grant. Bahamas Contingent Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Charles Parkes. Coldstream Guards 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. John William Russell. Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. James Somers. VC. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Sgt. James Somers. VC. Army Service Corps Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert George Wicks. Royal Warwickshire 2nd btn. Read their Story.

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