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



18th November 1914

On this day:


  • 3rd Monmouths equip for India   The Indian equipment arrived in Northampton for the The 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment, but to everyone's relief the orders for India were then countermanded and they were ordered back to the Suffolk Coast.

  • Composite Cavalry Squadron shelled   The War diary of the 2nd Life Guards records: The trenches occupied by the Composite Squadron were somewhat heavily shelled and damaged on the 18th, the casualties at this point amounting to 20 Rank & File (3 killed, 17 wounded). Horses (9 killed, 4 wounded).

  • Continued Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    With 5th Divisional Artillery at Dranoutre. In action all day and fired about 190 rounds. Withdrawn from Lindenhoek at 1700 and went into billets at Dranoutre at 1800.

  • 18th Nov 1914 13th London Relieve 2nd Berkshires

  • 18th Nov 1914 Bridges and Trenches

  • 18th Nov 1914 Comforts

  • 18th Nov 1914 Casualties

  • 18th November 1914 Ongoing German Attacks repelled by Artillery and machine guns

  • 18th Nov 1914 1st East Lancs rest





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Joseph Edwards. Kings Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Private Victor G Harvey. North Somerset Yeomanry Read their Story.

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