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

9th August 1918

On this day:

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

    Reference Sheet 28 Bailleul 1/10000. Meulehouck.

    Enemy shelled St Jans Cappel with 5.9s throughout day while our guns replied on Bailleul. Our planes very active. Enemy planes seldom crossed our lines. One fired into our trench early in morning. Slight machine gun activity at night. Two patrols were out during night. One was detected at S.2.c.15.20 and fired on. The other under 2nd Lieutenant J Boyd was fired at and bombed from house at S.3.c.10.10, two men being wounded.

  • Bombardment of Voormezel   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    Heavy concentrated bursts were fired on the defences of Voormezel during the afternoon with all batteries cooperating.

  • 106 Field Coy RE visit seaside   106 Field Coy RE rest at Beaurainvelle and visited the seaside but the beach was out of bounds. Good news from the front that the Fresh American troops were doing well although the weather was bad

  • 9th August 1918 Back into the trenches


    Patrols (night & day) again sent out but enemy more alert. At night the Battalion relieved by the 11th E YORKS.

  • 9th Aug 1918 Assault Continues

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte Robert Matthew Beatham. VC 8th Battalion
  • Pte. George Allen Edmondson. London Regiment 1/7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Egglestone. Durham Light Infantry 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Thomas James Harris. VC. MM. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Dvr. Thomas Lane. Royal Horse Artillery 14th Bde. Ammunition Col. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Frank Albert Lewis. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st/8th Btn. Read their Story.

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