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11th 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

11th August 1918

On this day:

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

    Usual activity on either side. At 0400 twenty rounds of heavy Trench Mortars were fired on left of sector. At 2300 patrol of 32 Other Ranks under Captain J Benson and 2nd Lieutenant Behannah attempted to raid Shoddy Farm but were attacked in rear and after hand-to-hand fight in which casualties were inflicted on either side, returned. Our casualties, Captain Benson missing, two Other Ranks killed, two wounded.

    War Diaries

  • 11th August 1918 Ongoing Action

  • 11th August 1918 Relief in trenches


    Baths & general cleaning up.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 11th Aug 1918 Patrols

  • 11th Aug 1918 Aircraft Active

  • 11th Aug 1918 Reliefs

  • 11th of August 1918 Hostile Activity

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Robert Matthew Beatham. VC. 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Eric Henry Drummond Edgerton. MM DSO MID. 24th Infantry Battalion Read their Story.
  • Lt. Alfred Edward Gaby. VC. 28th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Frederick Gaydon. London Regiment 4th (City of London) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred John King. Lancashire Fusiliers 15th Btn
  • Cpl. Frank Maskell. South Staffordshire Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Swain. Royal Berkshire Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. James Edward Tait. VC, MC. 7th Btn. (Manitoba Regiment), Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Sidney Tucker. MM London Regiment 20th Btn. Read their Story.

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