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8th November 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



8th November 1918

On this day:


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

    Dull morning and rain towards midday. Captain R.L Emerson joined for duty from 1st Battalion and assumed the duties of Second-in-Command of the Battalion.

  • Final forward movement of Batteries   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    37th, 335th & 350th SB's moved their guns forward to positions near Caster preparatory to the Battle for the crossing of the (river) Scheldt. A guard only was left with the guns, the personnel of the batteries still remaining behind at their old battery positions.

  • 8th November 1918 Move to support front line

  • 8th Nov 1918 On the Move

  • 8th Nov 1918 Advance

  • 8th Nov 1918 On the Move





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Percy Bates. Lincolnshire Regiment 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Cuckson. Army Service Corps 6th G.H.Q. Reserve Mechanical Transport Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. Victor Alfred Deeks. Royal Fusiliers 22nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Peter James Johnston. East Lancashire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward James Jordan. Border Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward James Jordan. Border Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Leslie Lathan. Black Watch 13th. (Scottish Horse) Btn.
  • Pte. Horace Samuel Raby. Sherwood Foresters 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lance Corporal Arthur Sykes. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1st Battalion

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