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



12th August 1918

On this day:


  • Quiet day for 9th Irish Fusiliers   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers war diary records: Enemy artillery very quiet, ours active. Usual enemy plane at 0500 and 2030. Night passed quietly.

  • 106th Coy RE work on dugouts.   106th Coy RE are at Hesdin St. Pole Combluim Le Abbie behind Vimy Ridge, Sappers working on Dugouts. The Writer was trying to get to see his wounded Comrade, Bert Chance who it is believed was dying in a Casualty Clearing Station.

  • 12th August 1918 Positional defense

  •    MORBECQUE

    Musketry on 400X rifle range for all Coy’s. Reorganisation.

  • 12 Aug 1918 Orders to Move

  • 12th Aug 1918 Ward Destroyed

  • 12th Aug 1918 Outposts

  • 12th Aug 1918 Reliefs

  • 12th Aug 1918 On the Range





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Wilson Norman Ling. 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Peter Maughan. East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Eric Archibald McNair. Royal Sussex Regiment 9th Btn. att. G.H.Q. General Staff Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Thomas Norris. Labour Corps 337th Coy
  • Pte. Bertram Wood. Worcestershire Regiment 3th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Christopher William Wright. West Yorkshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.

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