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10th August 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

10th August 1918

On this day:

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

    At 0315 enemy detected at our wire at S.2.d.35.60 but disappeared on fire being opened. Three blasts of whistle were heard from enemy trench soon after. Enemy guns were active on front line in morning. Twenty (5.9s) on S.1.d.6.6, our guns active day and night on enemy rear area. Usual aircraft activity.

    At 2030 one enemy aircraft was over our line while another was brought down by one of ours. Enemy balloon also brought down in flames south of Bailleul. Patrols were out under Captain J Benson and 2nd Lieutenant Behannah, but did not come into contact with enemy. The latter estimated Shoddy Farm garrison to be forty. At 1830 Lieutenant Dobbyn MC got into enemy trench at S.3.c.8.5 but only found greatcoat and pack. Another patrol under 2nd Lieutenant Burrowes at 1630 got to consolidated shell holes at S.3.c.05.05 where they fired at enemy party.

    War Diaries

  • 10th August 1918 Normal situation in the trenches


    Relief complete at 2am. Quiet relief.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 10th Aug 1918 Reliefs

  • 10th Aug 1918 Enemy Active

  • 10th Aug 1918 In the Line

  • 10th of August 1918 Batteries Shelled

  • 10th Aug 1918 Transfer

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rflmn. John H. Aizlewood. London Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred William Banning. Essex Regiment 9th Battaliion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Bertram Walter Bishop. Essex Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Bertram Walter Bishop. Essex Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. John Brillant. VC. MC Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) 22nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred George Broom. Essex Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Andrew Henderson. Labour Corps. 109th Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Scholes. South Wales Borderers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. James John Tapper. Lancashire Fusiliers 16th Btn. Read their Story.

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