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

18th March 1918

On 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.

    War Diaries

  • 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.

    John Doran


    Ceremonial parade practice. L gun training. Range finding.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 18th Mar 1918 Training

  • 18th Mar 1918 Training

  • 18th of March 1918 New German TMs

  • 18th March 1918 Working Parties

  • 18th Mar 1918 Raids

  • 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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There are:9 articles tagged with this date available in our Library

  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Remembering those who died this day.

  • Corporal Hugh Alexander Bracken. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 10th Btn.
  • Trimmer. Bruce Bradley. HMHS Liandovey Castle Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Silvester Burton. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sydney Coppinger. Border Regiment 11th Btn Read their Story.

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