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16th February 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Effective strength: 46 Officers, 1,066 Other Ranks, 36 horses, 16 mules.
- Increase: Draft from 7/8th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers on disbandment.
- A Company, 2nd Lieutenant W.G Greenaway, 2nd Lieutenant A Wilding MC, 2nd Lieutenant T Bremner;
- B Company, 2nd Lieutenant W.F Reid, 2nd Lieutenant D Miller;
- C Company, 2nd Lieutenant G Hardy, 2nd Lieutenant J Darling, 2nd Lieutenant J Benson;
- D Company, 2nd Lieutenant W.H Roche; Other Ranks, 213.
- Zeppelin Raids on Britain Rfa 501 attacked by itself again on 16 February. Four Giant aircraft reached England, one carrying a single 1,000 kg (2205 lb) bomb which, aimed at Victoria station, fell half a mile away on the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
- Return to the Front Line 59th Heavy Artillery Brigade
Brigade HQ and 4 batteries left Wormhout en route for the Ypres Salient, combining at Clifford Camp for the night. During the 15 days at rest the batteries had spent the time in profitable training and recreation. The mornings were devoted to training, drill and overhaul of equipment. The afternoons and evenings being for recreation. A football inter-battery tournament had been arranged and commenced.
- FRONT LINE L1 SECTOR
Enemy shelled TUNNEL DUMPS & SUCRERIE ROAD from about 11am until 4pm with 5.9 & 8’’. Later in the day he shelled the same places with gas shells. ARLEUX LOOP also received attention.
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