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9th August 1918On 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
- SWARTEN BROUGH
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
- 9th Aug 1918 Demolitions
- 9th Aug 1918 Leave
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