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20th August 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 August 1918

On this day:


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

    Enemy artillery were active, shelling behind Mont Noir with 5.9s and field guns. The usual work was done. At night the two Platoons on left of Blue Line were relieved by two of D Company.

    The Brigade on the left made a slight advance, capturing about 70 prisoners.

  • Combined Bombardment   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    In conjunction with the 33rd (British) Division, Batteries of the 59th Brigade cooperated in the bombarding of Laukhoff Chateau and La Chapelle, S/E of Ypres. 37th SB took another gun (making 4 in all) to their position across the Yser Canal.

  •    MORBECQUE

    Preparation for going into line.

  • 20th Aug 1918 Meat Imports

  • 20th Aug 1918 Prisoners Taken

  • 20th Aug 1918 Billets

  • 20th Aug 1918 Salary Increase

  • 20th Aug 1918 Recce

  • 20th Aug 1918 Orders





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rflmn. F Auger. Rifle Brigade 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. G. A. Clark. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Pte. Thomas Edward Eccleston. South Wales Borderers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Edward Eccleston. South Wales Borderers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Stephen Albert Fox. Argyle & Sutherland Read their Story.
  • Pte. Cyril Harry Lister. Notts & Derby Regiment 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Louis Pettitt. Duke of Cambridge's Own 13 Btn. Read their Story.

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