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9th February 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Strength: 37 Officers, 853 Other Ranks, 36 horses, 16 mules.
Increase: Seven Other Ranks.
Decrease: 2nd Lieutenant Galloway (Medical Board, England), 2nd Lieutenant J.I McCausland (6 months duty, England), 2nd Lieutenant E.V Crothers (transferred Indian Army) and two horses.
Support B.20.c line, left sub-sector. 1730. Relieved by 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers.
After relief, proceeded to relieve 11/13 Royal Irish Rifles in left sub-sector.
- B Company in right sector,
- D Company in left sector,
- A and C Companies, ½ each counter attack and passive resistance.
- CLOSE SUPPORT ARLEUX SECTOR L1
Weather mild & fine. Morning very quiet but in the afternoon enemy shelled BALLEUL heavily with 5.9. TUNNEL DUMP was also shelled.
- 9th Feb 1918 Training & Football
- 9th Feb 1918 On the Range
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