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

22nd March 1918

On this day:

  •    4th Bedfords were at Bouzincourt Ridge, Albert on the Somme.

  •    9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers fell back on Halpincourt, where we remained during the day, falling back on Ollizey in the evening.

    War Diaries

  • Enemy targetting 37 battery   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    37th SB shelled again today. This battery has been shelled intermittently for the past 3 days.

    War Diaries

  • Men Captured   104th Field Company RE were stationed at St Quentin. On this day elements of the 104th were captured

  •    82 Bde RFA was in position to the rear of Villequier Aumont, with D Bty lines being in village. A, B and C Batteries were situated to the rear of the Saint Quentin canal.

  •    18th DLI leave Magnicourt: "Orders received to move under scheme B (by bus) Moved out of Bajus at 7.15am and marched to embussing point between Berles and Tingues. Proceeded by bus via St POL Frevent Doullens and the Doullens to Arras Road. Orders received in the morning to billet at Pommier but busses went straight on turning off at Beaumont les Loges and on to Blairville arriving at about Orders given to dump packs, assume battle order and leave out personnel in accordance with SS 135 para 30. Orders received to proceed up to line and take over trenches immediately. Embussed again and marched via Boisleux St Marc to the Army Line near Boyelles. Took over part of the Army Line with HQ in railway cutting. Everything quiet. 13th Y&L in front line on left, W Yorks on right.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 22nd Mar 1918 Orders Received

  • 22nd Mar 1918 Withdrawal

  • 22nd Mar 1918 Withdrawal

  • 22nd Mar 1918 On the Move

  • 22nd March 1918 Enemy Attack

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. Arthur John Alexander. Royal Garrison Artillery 83rd Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • Mess Room Stwd. Frederick William Applegate. SS Trinidad Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Wilfred Baker. Leicestershire Regiment 7th Btn., C Coy.
  • 2nd Lt. Ernest Frederick Beal. VC. Yorkshire Regiment 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Alexander Billingsley. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Btn Read their Story.
  • Cpl. George Brain. Notts and Derby Regiment 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Andrew Brien. Royal Garrison Artillery Read their Story.
  • Sjt. Issac Arthur Brogden. Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) 12th Btn. (Teesside Pioneers)
  • 2nd Lt. Thomas Joseph Brophy. Leinster Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. John Crawford Buchan. VC Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7th Bn. Attached 8th Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Henry Charretie. Royal Fusiliers 32nd (East Ham Pals) Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harold Cocker. Kings Liverpool Regiment 17th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harold Cocker. Kings (Liverpool) Regiment 17th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert George Columbine. VC Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) 9th Sqdn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest William Giles. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest William Giles. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion
  • Pte. Charles Ivor Goodwyn. South Lancashire Regiment 2nd Btn
  • L/Cpl. William Green. King's Royal Rifle Corps 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur James Handy. Royal Berkshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Bell Hargreaves. Yorkshire Regiment 13th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Herbert John Hobbs. London Regiment 19th Btn.
  • Pte. Alf Howey. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. John William Jackson. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 9th Btn
  • Pte. William Lomas. Border Regiment 8th Btn.
  • Pte. Patrick McAuley. Leinster Regiment 2nd Battalion
  • Stkr1. James McGrady. HMS Gaillardia Read their Story.
  • Pte. Malcolm McLeod. 85th Overseas Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Daniel Patrick Nevin. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Edgar Ford Nixon. Prince Consorts Own Rifle Brigade Read their Story.
  • Sgt. George William Parsons. Gloucestershire Regiment 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Amos Pollard. Leicestershire Regt. 1st Btn.
  • Cpl. Louis Reah. Royal Fusiliers 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfn. Archibald Sidney "Harry" Saunders. London Regiment 1/21st (Surrey Rifles) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edwin Taylor. Kings (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joshua Thomas. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Alfred Edward Ward. Durham Light Infantry 5th Btn.
  • Pte. Sydney Wyatt. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sydney Wyatt. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Btn.

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