The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
18th March 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
18-20 March 1918
Intensive training, by Platoons, in morning. Specialist training in evening.
- Australian Troop Transports
HMAT A12 Saldanha
Picture from: State Library of NSW, picture number a639516.
The HMAT A12 Saldanha weighed 4,594 tons with an average cruise speed of 11 knots or 20.37 kmph. It was owned by the Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 14 June 1917. The Saldanha was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean on the 18th March 1918.
Ceremonial parade practice. L gun training. Range finding.
- Leicesters in action at Ephy The 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment was famously involved, with the 7th and 8th Battalions, in the Battle of Epehy, as part of the 110th Brigade, 21st Division. Between 21st March (the first day of the German offensive) to 30th March, the Battalion lost 18 officers and 445 other ranks.
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