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16th April 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



16th April 1918

On this day:


  • 9th Irish Fusiliers move to Clydesdale Camp   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers moved back to Clydesdale Camp at midnight for rest and reorganisation.

  • Enemy Active   During the morning, the enemy registered our line with trench mortars and field guns and there was considerable machine gun fire from both sides; there was also enemy movement in small parties. Our artillery gave considerable support and, when the enemy were seen collecting, they put down a very satisfactory shoot (i. e. barrage). At about 4pm., the enemy showed great activity with his trench mortars and field guns and, shortly afterwards, attacked opposite the right of 'A' Company, 6th West Riding Regt. The attack was completely repulsed and a certain amount of the success was due to prompt so-operation with the Stokes mortar battery. Patrols were at once sent out to pick up prisoners. These patrols were very successful and brought in two light machine guns and 16 prisoners, several of whom were wounded. The night passed fairly quietly and a good lot of wire was put out.

    Casualties on this day were 265273 Sergeant E. Johnson (Wounded), 12932 Private Aldridge (Killed in Action), 265990 Private J. Beckwith (Wounded accidentally),266505 Private J. Bibby (Wounded), 31683 Private W. E. Bilton (Wounded), 240551 Private J. M. Buckley 9Wounded), 240290 Private J. Burns (Wounded), 265625 Private H. R. Craven (Wounded), 267399 Private F. Dunn (Wounded), 25511 Private A. J. Haigh (Killed in Action), 25516 Private W. Leah (Wounded), 266018 Private L. Parker (Wounded), 23932 Private L. Shepherd (Wounded), 266344 Private T. W. Smith (Wounded), 265708 Private J. R. Whittaker (Wounded), 202226 Private W. Woor (Wounded).

  •    18th DLI report from Borre "Reorganisation. Warned to be ready to move at an hours notice. 1. To man the Hazebrouck defences. 2. To exploit any success obtained in an attack by two French divisions to take place at 6pm from Kemmel to the neighbourhood of Strazeele.

    The 15th W Yorks amalgamated with us forming the 93rd Composite Battalion with our own HQ commanded by Lt Col Lowe MC."

  • 16th Apr 1918 Enemy Attack

  • 16th Apr 1918 In Action

  • 16th Apr 1918 Orders

  • 16th Apr 1918 In the Trenches

  • Statue finally falls   Statue of the golden Madonna on the spire of Albert church fell at 3.50pm on 16th Apr 1918. Eye witness Mr Deeson of 50th Battery 34 Bdg RFA.





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Francis Ahern. 3rd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sjt. Ernest Boon. DCM. Cheshire Regiment 10th Battalion
  • Pte. George William Brown. Royal Scots 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Daniel Burrows. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Percy Constable. Middlesex Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Simeon Davies. Cheshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte G Ingledew. Northumberland Fusiliers 9th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Lenton. Lincolnshire Regiment 1st. Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Male. Notts & Derby 2/6th Battalion

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