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22nd 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

22nd April 1918

On this day:

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

    Major G.M Forde MC assumed command

    War Diaries

  •    The morning was spent in cleaning up and all the men of the 6th West Riding Resgt were bathed during the morning and afternoon. There were no casualties.


    Whole of D Coy moved up to hold the front line with the TANK CORPS. B & A Coy’s working joining up posts and making PETIT SEC BOIS into a strong point. C Coy carrying wire. D Coy joining up front line system of posts. Considerable amount of indiscriminate gas shelling.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 22nd Apr 1918 Defensive Plans

  • 22nd Apr 1918 Trench Work

  • 22nd Apr 1918 Training

  • 22nd Apr 1918 On the March

  • 22nd Apr 1918 On the Move

  • 22nd Apr 1918 On the Move

  • 22nd of April 1918 Resting

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Fred Blewitt. Hampshire Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Henry Dransfield. York and Lancaster Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Albert John Walter Eldridge. Hampshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Matthew Gibney. Royal Army Medical Corps. 93 Field Ambulance
  • Pte. John Kelly. Hampshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt Joseph Thomas Matthews. Royal Welch Fusiliers Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Owen Roberts. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Robert Ramsey Robson. Durham Light Infantry 19th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Edward James Townsend. Royal Field Artillery 298th Bde. A Bty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Wilson. Royal Welsh Fusilliers 13th Btn.

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