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



14th August 1918

On this day:


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

    At 0130 heavy concentrated bombardment on Bailleul. During day enemy artillery slightly more active. Two of his planes crossed our line at 2030. One returned to his own line, the other surrendered to four of ours, putting out a red flare. He was then escorted back to our own aerodrome.

    Lieutenant Dobbyn MC with two others got into enemy line at 1715 at S.3.c.9.5, where they killed a German and wounded another. Six others fled. Patrol at night under 2nd Lieutenant C.A Ross was fired on by Machine Guns and bombs. Three Other Ranks were wounded. Remainder of night passed as usual.

    2nd Lieutenant H.L Davies joined from transport lines.

    War Diaries


  • 14th August 1918 Ongoing trench routines

  • 14th Aug 1918 

  •    MORBECQUE

    As for yesterday.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 14th Aug 1918 In Support

  • 14th Aug 1918 Inspection

  • 14th of August 1918 Hurricane Bombardment

  • 14th Aug 1918 On the March





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Baker. Royal Fusiliers 26th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Christopher Henry Baxter. Lincolnshire Regiment 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Capt. Murray Gladstone Patten. MC. Northumberland Fusiliers 9th Bn

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