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8th 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



8th October 1918

On this day:


  • 4th KRRC under fire near Villers Outreaux.   A company of the 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps, led by T/Lieutenant Horace Sydney Bennett came under under heavy fire near Villers Outreaux.

  • 8th Oct 1918 On the March

  • 8th Oct 1918 Shelling





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. Thaddeus Richard Begley. MM. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • S/Lt. William Francis Benson. Drake Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Edward Bradley. Dorset Regiment 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Robert Coles. Northumberland Fusiliers 12th/13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Samuel Cooper. Norfolk Regiment 9th Btn
  • Pte. Robert Richard Edwards. Royal Fusiliers 23rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Felton. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Eric John Fordham. Bedfordshire Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Friel. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 6th Btn.
  • Gnr. John Edward Griffiths. Australian Field Artillery 8th Bde. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Edgar Holmes. VC. Grenadier Guards 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Reginald Jones. South Wales Borderers 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Clifford Granville Lees. King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment 8th Btn.
  • Pte. John Pass. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Daniel Pearce. Northumberland Fusiliers 12/13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Frederick Pearman. Norfolk Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Ralph Porter. London Regiment 2/6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur George Price. Norfolk Regiment 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Bert John Robinson. Suffolk Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alexander Sambridge. Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Frederick Charles Symonds. Lincolnshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. William Herbert Waring. VC,MM. Royal Welch Fusiliers
  • Sgt. William Herbert Waring. VC, MM. Royal Welch Fusiliers 25th (Montgomery and Welch Horse Yeomanry) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rifleman Reginald John "Reggie" Williams. Monmouthshire Regiment 1st Batallian Read their Story.

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