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



8th September 1918

On this day:


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

    Berthen.

    At 1400 move was made to Berthen. Battalion Headquarters and A Company at R.16.d.60.50, B and D at Sutton Farm and C Company in Berthen. Route via S.17.c.75.80 Bailleul St Jans Cappel Schaexhen.

  • Further Belgian Advances   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    All batteries cooperated with the Belgian Army on our left in pushing forward their front line by about 500 yds.

  • 8th September 1918 Relieved unit in trenches

  • 106th Field Coy on the move   106th Field Coy RE marched back to Beaurainville and a big French Town on 8th September 1918. Here they met Women from the WACS. The 106th were getting ready for the big day, expecting that the war would soon be over

  • 8th Sep 1918 Into the Trenches

  • 8th Sep 1918 Heavy Rain

  • 8th Sep 1918 In the Trenches





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rflmn Leslie George Field. London Regiment 9th (Queen Victoria's Rifles) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Ernest Larwood. MM. Royal Welch Fusiliers 25th Batallion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. John Lutjen. London Regiment 2/7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Lt. George Leslie Makin. 5th Infantry Battalion Read their Story.
  • Dvr. Thomas Moore. Royal Field Artillery 36th Div Ammunition Column Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Rutherford. East Yorkshire Regiment 11th Btn. A Coy.
  • Pte. Henry Todd. Army Cyclist Corps XI Corps Cyclist Battalion Read their Story.

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