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



24th March 1918

On this day:


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

    Remained at Fleuesle for the day, and fell back on Guiscard, remaining there for the night.

    Captain Partridge MC killed and Captain Vesey MC wounded during night.

  • 24th Mar 1918 Cavalry Charge

  • 24th Mar 1918 Wood Shelled

  • 24th Mar 1918 Cavalry in Support

  • 24th Mar 1918 On the Move

  • 24th Mar 1918 Retreat

  •    NEAR ST LEGER

    Certain amount of indiscriminate shelling around our trenches, no harm done. At night relieved 2nd IRISH GUARDS who side slip for their south. Battalion HQ just W side of the ARRAS – BAPAUME Rd in a sunken road. Two Coy’s each side of the road (ARRAS – BAPAUME) Information came in during the night that enemy had broken through. Made slightly different dispositions to meet the new situation.

  • 24th Mar 1918 River Bridged

  • 24th Mar 1918 In Action

  • 24th Mar 1918 On the Move





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. Henry Patterson Berry. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harold Butler. Cheshire Regiment 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Ernest Corrie. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Cryer. King's Own Scottish Borderers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Alexander Edwards. VC Seaforth Highlanders 1/6th (Morayshire) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Alexander Edwards. VC. Seaforth Highlanders 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Victor Evans. Cheshire Regiment 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. James Flicker. MM Rifle Brigade 9th Battalion, "A" Company Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Peter Gillespie. Gordon Highlanders 9th Service Battalion
  • Dvr. Albert Glen. Royal Field Artillery 112th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Pte. Fred Henderson. West Yorkshire Regiment 10th Btn.
  • Private Edward Hunt. Wiltshire Regiment 1st Battalion
  • Sgt. Edward Charles Kent. Middlesex Regiment 18th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rifleman Stephen George Longhurst. King's Royal Rifle Corps 8th Battalion
  • Capt. William Henry Madden. Royal Irish Rifles 16th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Edward Farquharson B. Orr. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade HQ Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. John Edward Sturt. London Regiment 1st/20th Battalion
  • Pte. Evan David Thomas. Cheshire Regiment 15th Btn.
  • Gnr. Frank Lawson Williams. Royal Field Artillery 223rd Bde. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert William Williams. South Wales Borderers 5th Btn.

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