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15th July 1918 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

15th July 1918

On 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.

    War Diaries

  • 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.

    John Doran


    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

  • 15th Jul 1918 Reorganisation

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Reginald Henry Culpin. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Battalion Read their Story.

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  • Items from the Home Front Archive

    Francis Burt POW letter - 15 July 1918
    Francis Burt POW letter - 15 July 1918

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