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22nd August 1918On 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.
- 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
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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