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10th October 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 October 1918

On this day:

  • Shellfire   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers report "Enemy counter preparation at dusk and dawn became very heavy. Our heavies commenced wire cutting in front of Martell Farm. Enemy E.A. very active during the day. Plans for the capture and consolidation of Goldflake Farm were made. Our post at Mansard Farm had been evacuated during the day owing to wire cutting operations and had been reoccupied by the enemy. At dusk a small party rushed the farm under cover of a smoke barrage, capturing one machine-gun. The garrison ran back to their own lines, leaving identifications. A patrol during the night heard enemy digging in the vicinity of Martell Farm."

  • 10th Oct 1918 Battalion Relief

  • 10th Oct 1918 Advance

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sqd.Sgt.Mjr. George Taylor Aitken. MM. Canadian Light Horse D Company, A Squadron Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Bennett. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Garrison Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Bernard. Royal Army Medical Corps Read their Story.
  • Seaman. William John Brennan. SS Leinster Read their Story.
  • Dvr John R. Cowan. 126th Bde. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hedley John " " Cummins. Royal Sussex Regiment 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Peter L. Drake. 28th Btn. (Saskatchewan Regiment) Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Hollis. Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Joseph Alfred Howes. East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Peplow. Machine Gun Corps 32nd Btn.
  • Pte. H. Wilson. Yorkshire Regiment 9th Btn.
  • Dvr. Charles Yaxley. Army Service Corps Read their Story.

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