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

24th April 1918

On this day:

  • Gas Bombs   6th Btn, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment engaged in Company and Specialist training in the vicinity of the billets. During the night, many bombs were dropped by hostile planes and the enemy shelled the town of Poperinghe, at intervals. One gas bomb fell on the Quartermaster's stores, slightly wounding one man. Several others, however, suffered rather badly from the effects of the gas. The only recorded casualty was 266658 Private R. Holdsworth (Wounded).

  • 24th Apr 1918 Eye Witness Account of Prussian Guard Attack


    Usual shelling. Patrol of 1 NCO & 5 men went to same house as that visited last night also other houses in the neighbourhood. They saw 4 Germans come from a haystack and go to a house some distance away where they were joined by another two, whole party then moved off. Patrol were unable to get to them.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 24th Apr 1918 Reorganisation

  • 24th Apr 1918 Resting

  • 24th Apr 1918 Reliefs

  • 24th Apr 1918 Training

  • 24th of April 1918 

  • 24th of April 1918 Heavy Hostile Shelling

  • 24th Apr 1918 In Camp

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Anthony Jacob. Welsh Regiment 13th Btn Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Frederick Lilley. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 5th Battalion
  • Sgt. Thomas Riley. Lancashire Fusiliers 19th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edwin Wright. Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd/5th Btn. Read their Story.

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