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15th July 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Enemy guns active. Numerous shells dropping during day especially in Quarry causing two casualties.
- Australian Troop Transports
HMAT A43 Barunga
Picture from: State Library of NSW, picture number a636443
The HMAT A43 Barunga weighed 7,484 tons with an average cruise speed of 11 knots or 20.37 kmph. The Barunga was previously a captured German vessel called Sumatra. It was manned by Australia officers and crew. The Barunga was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in the North Atlantic, 15 July 1918.
Quiet, relief finished by 5.0am. Divisional Commander visited Battalion HQ. Battalion provided working parties on the COBLEY COTTAGE – VOLLEY FARM switch and also on the main line of resistance.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 15th Jul 1918 Training
- 15th Jul 1918 HQ Moves
- 15th Jul 1918 Bravery Recognised
- 15th of July 1918 Support Lines Shelled
- 15th Jul 1918 Recce
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