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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



22nd August 1918

On this day:


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

    Preparations are made for attack by us on road from S.3.c to S.8.a. At night the Company in Blue Line was relieved by a Company of the 1st Royal Irish Rifles. At 2330 the front line was bombarded with shells of various calibre and gas. Enemy made an unsuccessful counter-attack on Mural Farm.

    Working parties at night made dumps of material for consolidating purposes in front line.

    War Diaries


  • Food shortages for 106th Coy RE   Food was very short which meant that 106th Field Coy RE were feeding many German prisoners. Enemy Aeroplanes caused a lot of problems at night.

  • 22nd August 1918 Routine in reserve position

  • 22nd Aug 1918 In Action

  •    MORBECQUE

    The 40th Div relieved the 31st Div in the VIEUX BERQUIN Sector relieving in its turn the 9th Div in the METEREN Sector. At 5pm the Battalion vacated the camp at MORBECQUE (it was taken over by the 12th R WELSH FUSILIERS 94th Brigade) and marched via HAZEBROUCK to camp at V.12.b.9.9. taking over from 2nd R SCOTS FUSILIERS. Reconnoitring patrols sent up to L2 Sub Sector to take over from 12th R SCOTS FUSILIERS.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 22nd Aug 1918 Brave Actions

  • 22nd Aug 1918 Attack Made

  • 22nd Aug 1918 Alert

  • 22nd Aug 1918 Quiet

  • 22nd Aug 1918 Working Parties





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. William Brown. Machine Gun Corps 30th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Private William Henry Dixey. Worcestershire Rgt 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Docherty. Royal Scots 1st Garrison Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Kelly. Royal Irish Regiment 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Priest. East Kent Regiment 7th Btn.
  • Pte. Thomas Henry Sinfield. London Regiment 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. George Edward Thomas Waller. Essex Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Charles Richard Warner. Royal Field Artillery 108th Brigade, C Bty. Read their Story.

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