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23rd August 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

23rd August 1918

On this day:

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


    All NCOs and men instructed in method of attack and final preparations for same were made. At 2030 Battalion moved into the line on right of left sub-sector (Meulehouck) and cut gaps in wire. The night was very quiet on our front but towards Locre the enemy shelled heavily and appeared to attack about 2300. Our artillery opened fire in reply to SOS.

    War Diaries


    Moved up A Coy right front, B Coy left front, C Coy support, D Coy reserve. Bn. HQ - V.12.b.9.9. Relief complete 11.30pm.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 23rd Aug 1918 Orders

  • 23rd Aug 1918 Reliefs

  • 23rd Aug 1918 Quiet

  • 23rd August 1918 Secure Position

  • 23rd of August 1918 Counter-attack Repulsed

  • 23rd Aug 1918 Shelling

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George Bennett. 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur James Bygrave. Berkshire Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Mark Clark. Gloucestershire 12th (Service) (Bristol) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ronald Guy Dawes. Welsh Regiment 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Arthur Ernest Fergusson. MM Australian Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Albert Francis. Essex Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Edward Fuller. Hertfordshire Regiment Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Robert Glencross. Highland Light Infantry 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Leo Eric Greygoose. East Surrey Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Hendricks. Leinster Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. John Edward Leah. Royal Engineers 646th Field Coy.
  • Pte. Rudolph Beckley Lister. MM Suffolk Regiment 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Edward McLaughlin. Royal Scots 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Nisbet. Leicestershire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Horace Piggott. East Kent Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Rowe. Lancashire Fusiliers 7th Btn.
  • Pte. James Taylor. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Tudge. Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Daniel Charles Webb. East Surrey Regiment 1st Battalion
  • Pte. Herbert Woodcock. Essex Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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