The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
12th May 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
- Church Parades in evening.
- Effective strength: 34 Officers, 678 Other Ranks, 33 horses and 21 mules.
- Ration strength: 39 Officers, 609 Other Ranks, 37 horses and 21 mules.
- Increase: Lieutenant E.A Godson (MC), Lieutenant K Morrow (TO).
- Australian Troop Transports
HMAT A5 Omrah
The HMAT A5 Omrah weighed 8,130 tons with an average cruise speed of 15 knots or 27.78 kmph. It was owned by the Orient SN Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 10 February 1915. The Omrah was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean on the 12th May 1918.
- Relocation in extended Front 59th Heavy Artillery Brigade
II Corps took over a large additional front on the right from the XXII Corps, extending as far south as Voormezele. 37th & 350th SB's moved their rear sections from the Red Line to intermediate positions. As soon as the section of 350th SB was in action in it's new position the other sections at Rome Wood pulled out and joined them.
- NEAR METEREN
Additional Liaison Post with French established at X.4.c.35.70. Brigade Commander visited the Battalion, also General COLLINGWOOD Commanding 15th Corps Heavy Artillery.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 12th May 1918 Church Parades
- 12th May 1918 Training
- 12th May 1918 Training & Sports
- 12th May 1918 In the Trenches
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