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



9th April 1918

On this day:


  • 9th Irish Fusiliers to Siege Camp No.4   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers entrained at Herzeele 0900 for Poperinghe. On arrival marched to Siege Camp No.IV

  • On the March   6th Battalion, West Riding Rgt moved to the Busseboom area, with H. Q. in Busseboom and companies in Horseshoe Camp & No. 6 Camp. The men marched well and everyone was settled by 4pm.

  • 9th Apr 1918 Crashes and Fog

  • Training   At Frevillers 18th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry are engaged in Lewis gun firing and musketry.

  • 9th Apr 1918 Enemy Attack

  • 9th Apr 1918 Enemy Attack

  • 9th Apr 1918 Enemy Attack

  • 9th Apr 1918 Evacuation

  • 9th Apr 1918 Evacuation

  • 9th Apr 1918 Artillery Moves

  • 9th Apr 1918 In Action

  • 9th Apr 1918 In Camp

  • 9th Apr 1918 Messages

  • 9th Apr 1918 Heavy Bombardment

  • 9th Apr 1918 In Action

  • 9th Apr 1918 Under Shellfire

  • 9th Apr 1918 In Action

  • 9th Apr 1918 Under Attack

  • 9th Apr 1918 Bathing





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Thomas Bannon. Northumberland Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick Behan. Royal Irish Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. William James Knox Bell. M.C Royal Garrison Artillery 9th Siege Bty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Richard Binks. Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) 12th Btn. (Teesside Pioneers) B Coy.
  • Pte. Wilkie Burdon. Northumberland Fusiliers 16th Btn.
  • 2nd Lt. Joseph Henry Collin. VC. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 4th Btn Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Joseph Henry Collin. VC King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Bertie Dewing. Suffolk Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Ewing. Durham Light Infantry 1st/8th Btn Read their Story.
  • Cpl Henry Edward Graham. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Ishmael "Abby" Grocock. Durham Light Infantry 1st/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John James Hutchinson. Army Service Corps 611th Mechanical Transport Coy. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl John F. Livie. Highland Light Infantry 10th/11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gnr. John William Loader. Royal Garrison Artillery 20th Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Charles Thomas Lovell. Northumberland Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. John Schofield. VC. Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hans Laland Sundin. Northumberland Fusiliers 9th Btn.
  • Gnr. Joseph Charles Trull. Royal Garrison Artillery 160th Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. ernest "Props" Waters. Northumberland Fusileers 25th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Walter Watmough. Royal Field Artillery 174th Bde. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Charles Watts. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Btn.

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