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11th October 1918On this day:
- In Action 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers report from
"At dawn a party of thirty Other Ranks under 2nd Lieutenant Darling MC formed up in Twig Farm. At 1000 under cover of a barrage and smoke screen, they rushed Goldflake Farm, capturing fourteen prisoners, three machine-guns, and killing about ten of the enemy. A position about 100 yards south-west of the farm was consolidated.
The hostile barrage was extremely heavy and we retired for the first time. Our casualties were one killed and two wounded. At about 1750 the enemy counter-attacked heavily on Goldflake, Mansard and Twig Farms. The garrison in Goldflake Farm withdrew after inflicting very heavy casualties on the enemy, who were caught in force on the road. The garrison of Mansard Farm was surrounded and fought their way back. The enemy succeeded in reaching Twig Farm but was held up by a small party which still held out in front of the farm. The enemy was finally cleared from Twig Farm by a counter attack. Mansard and Goldflake Farms remained in his hands.
Lieutenant-Colonel P.E Kelly was killed during the day by a shell. Our casualties during the day were two Officers and 25 Other Ranks.
The Battalion was relieved by the 12th Royal Irish Rifles and on relief moved into Brigade reserve in vicinity of Pease Corner."
- 11th Oct 1918 Battalion moves
- 11th Oct 1918 JamesFinlay-Diary-57.JPG
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Remembering those who died this day. Lt. Wallace Lloyd Algie. VC 20th Btn. (Central Ontario Regiment), Read their Story. Pte. Thomas Henry Brown. Essex Regiment 1/4th Btn Read their Story. Pte. Lawrence D. Elford. King's Own Scottish Borderers 7/8th Btn. Read their Story. Pte. George William "Sonny" Fogg. Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment 1st/6th Btn. Read their Story. Pte. John Thomas Hartley. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story. Pte. John Thomas Hartley. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story. Lt.Col. Philip Edward Kelly. Royal Irish Fusiliers Read their Story. Pte. Ernest Charles Makeham. Middlesex Regiment Pte Alfred Spinks. West Yorkshire, Prince of Wales Own 1st/6th Bn Pte. Joseph Gordon Wright. 10th Australian Machine Gun Coy Read their Story.
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