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23rd May 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 May 1918

On this day:

  • Reliefs   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse), Royal Irish Fusiliers are in Brigade Reserve, at Canal Bank.

    2100. Relieved 12th Royal Irish Rifles, in right sub-sector, front system. Dispositions: right front, A Company; left front, C Company and one Platoon D Company. D Company (three Platoons). Reserve: B Company. Headquarters: Hill Top Farm. Flanking units: Right, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; left, 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    Relief passed off satisfactorily. At 2330 the enemy put down a heavy barrage on the 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers and raided one of their posts. Otherwise the night passed quietly.

    War Diaries

  • 23rd May 1918 Hospital Damaged


    An officer patrol (fighting) sent out but it was unable to find enemy in trenches raided.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 23rd May 1918 Training

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Archibald James Shanks Morrison. King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Drvr. Nathaniel Halford Newman. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade, C Bty Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Friend Russell. London Regiment 24th Btn. Read their Story.

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