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9th March 1918 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

9th March 1918

On this day:

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

    9 March - Patrolling and wiring nightly until 14th March.

    Our artillery lively cutting enemy wire and sweeping likely places of assembly for enemy attack. Enemy artillery unusually quiet. Great aerial activity owing to fine weather and visibility. One enemy aircraft brought down on enemy line opposite left Battalion front.

    1500 9th March Enemy machine gun captured without opposition by 2nd Lieutenant W.G Greenaway and three Other Ranks from position at B.17.a.9.8.

    Effective strength: Officers 46, Other Ranks 1076, horses 36, mules 16. Decrease: Seven Other Ranks.

    War Diaries


    Thorough clean up & reallotment of billets. L gun training.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 9th Mar 1918 Training & Football

  • 9th of March 1918 Fine Weather

  • 9th March 1918 Working Parties

  • 9th Mar 1918 Honours

  • 9th Mar 1918 Mist

  • 9th Mar 1918 On the Move

  • 9th Mar 1918 Shelling

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sjt Fred Clark. Machine Gun Corps 29th Coy
  • Pte. Hector Dalande. Seaforth Highlanders 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Edwards. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Albert Revell. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment 2/7th Btn Read their Story.

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