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20th April 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

20th April 1918

On this day:

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

    Colonel Kelly evacuated to Hospital with shrapnel wound.

    Reorganisation and training parades.

    Ration strength: 11 Officers, 489 Other Ranks, 40 horses, 22 mules

    War Diaries

  • Quiet Day   6th Btn, West Riding Regiment report: A quiet day with everyone resting. There were no casualties.



    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 20th Apr 1918 Reorganisation

  • 20th Apr 1918 Reliefs

  • 20th of April 1918 Infantry Relieved

  • 20th Apr 1918 On the Move

  • 20th April 1918 A Divisional Withdrawal

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There are:8 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.

  • Lt. Frederick George Brien. Royal Field Artillery att. "Y" Trench Mortar Battery Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Frederick Dacre. Royal Garrison Artillery 202nd Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Francis Foy. North Staffordshire Regiment 4th Btn. C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Hallows. Cheshire Regiment 11th Battalion
  • Lpcl. Henry Hart. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Henry Hartley. Machine Gun Corps 46th MG Coy. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Lancaster. West Yorkshire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Arthur Merridan. Royal Field Artillery 110 Bde. D Bty. Read their Story.
  • Drvr. C. Pearton. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward George Reed. Essex Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Wilson. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.

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