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21st April 1918On 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- To Camp At 4am., the 6th battalion West Riding Regt was withdrawn to N. Z. Reinforcement Camp.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.
- LE GD HASARD
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.
- 21st Apr 1918 Defensive Plans
- 21st Apr 1918 Reliefs
- 21st Apr 1918 Working Parties
- 21st Apr 1918 Church Parade
- 21st Apr 1918 Rain Storm
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