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13th February 1918On this day:
- Fire at HMEF Rainham. A fire broke out at HMEF Rainham, on the banks of the Thames, on the 13th of February 1918, causing a massive explosion which resulted in many deaths. Members of the Romford Fire Brigade were nominated for awards for their part in tackling the blaze.
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
13-15 February 1918
Activity mostly in artillery, air and sniping. Occasional bursts of 5.9 inch shells on rear Battalion Headquarters at B.20.c.1.1. Large numbers of enemy aircraft passed over during nights and bombed back areas. Four men wounded by enemy snipers.
- FRONT LINE L1 SECTOR
Enemy TMís active on GATESHEAD ROAD & NOVA SCOTIA. Our TMís were active during the early part of the night. Snipers fired at man who appeared at SW corner of FRESNOY PARK. Aircraft nil owing evidently to ground mist. Daylight patrol left our lines in search of bodies left by German patrol but found none, he brought back a Bosche cap. Pte CRAWFORDís tunic found by one of our patrols.
- 13th Feb 1918 Cleaning up
- 13th Feb 1918 Leave
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