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

19th August 1918

On this day:

  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    At intervals enemy shelled battery positions behind Mont Noir with 5.9 inch calibre guns. At night one and a half Platoons worked from 2100 to midnight on communication trench to left of Battalion Headquarters, two Platoons daily from 0600 to 1200 on Blue Line.

    War Diaries

  • Star shell test   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    37th SB carried out an experimental shoot with a star shell at night time. The results were not altogether satisfactory.

    War Diaries

  • 19th August 1918 Situation normal


    Baths & musketry. New draft inspected by Brigade.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


    Baths & musketry. New draft inspected by Brigade.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 19th Aug 1918 Throwing Back Grenades

  • 19th Aug 1918 Men of Certified Occupations

  • 19th Aug 1918 Aircraft Lost

  • 19th Aug 1918 Intermittent Shelling

  • 19th Aug 1918 On the Move

  • 19th Aug 1918 In the Trenches

  • 19th Aug 1918 Quieter

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • M. Coxon. Durham Light Infantry
  • Pte. John Nimmo. MM. Royal Scots Fusiliers 12th Btn. B company Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Ernest Watt. Norfolk Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.

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