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21st 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

21st April 1918

On this day:

  • To Camp   At 4am., the 6th battalion West Riding Regt was withdrawn to N. Z. Reinforcement Camp. On arrival, breakfasts were and afterwards everyone rested. At 4pm., the battalion marched to Poperinghe and were settled in good billets by 6pm. There were no casualties.


    Church parades. Orders received that the Battalion was to be lent to 92nd Bde to help to fill in the portion of the line between the North Divisional Boundary and the HAZEBROUCK BAILLEUL railway. 40 men of D Coy to hold the front line with B Coy No 4 L Gun Bn Tank Corps. 6th Australian Battalion on the left. 11th E YORKS on the right. The fortified locality between GD SEC BOIS and PETIT SEC BOIS inclusive to the railway (BAILLEUL HAZEBROUCK) exclusive and the system of posts in E.3.d, E.9.b. & a. HQ at E.2.c.5.1. C Coy near Battalion HQ to be used for counter attack if necessary. Relieved 3rd Australian Battalion. Relief complete 1am. Maj. D.E. INCE in command in the line.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 21st Apr 1918 Defensive Plans

  • 21st Apr 1918 Reliefs

  • 21st Apr 1918 Working Parties

  • 21st Apr 1918 Church Parade

  • 21st Apr 1918 Rain Storm

  • 21st of April 1918 On the March

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  • CQMS Frederick Vincent Ashforth. West Yorkshire Regiment 1/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • A/Sgt. William Percy Greenwood. Royal Army Medical Corps 19th Stat. Hospital Read their Story.
  • A/Sgt. William Percy Greenwood. Royal Army Medical Corps 19th Stationary Hospital Read their Story.
  • Gnr Albert Hendry McNicoll. Royal Field Artillery 95th Brigade, "D" Battery
  • Sgt. A. Oates. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy. Read their Story.

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