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19th January 1918 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

19th January 1918

On this day:

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

    Grand Seraucourt. Sheet 66cNW 1/20,000.

    Strength: 39 Officers, 866 Other Ranks, 39 horses, 16 mules. Decrease: Two Other Ranks.

    War Diaries


    Trenches forward of HENIN LIEVIN Line practically impassable. Battalion relieves 18th W YORKS REGT in the front line over the top, commencing 5pm relief complete 8pm. Daylight relief impossible. Disposition of Coys ARLEUX POST A & B Coys. OC Post Lt McCONNELL. OAK POST C Coy. OC 2Lt OLDFIELD. TOMMY POST D Coy. Lt ARMSTRONG OC post.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 19th Jan 1918 Working Parties

  • 19th Jan 1918 Church Parade

  • 19th Jan 1918 Mud

  • 19th Jan 1918 Orders

  • No 4 Squadron Australian Flying Corps formed   On 19 January 1918 No 71 Squadron was redesignated as No 4 Sqn Australian Flying Corps

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  • Pte. T. Mulhall. Leinster Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. F. O'Connor. Read their Story.

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