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

25th March 1918

On this day:

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

    25-26 March 1918 Fell back through Busse to Avrilcourt and then marched via Tilloloy, Popincourt, Grivillers, Marquivillers, Guerbigny to Erches, arriving at 1100 on morning of 26th. Lewis Guns were sent by lorry previous night.

    Major Brew and details went into line in front of Erches.

    Remainder of Battalion under Captain Despard MC formed reserves west of Erches.

    War Diaries

  • 25th Mar 1918 On the Move

  • 25th Mar 1918 Retreat

  • 25th Mar 1918 Retreat


    Orders received to relieve the Y&L in the front line. This order cancelled and we were ordered to take up a position E of COURCELLES along the railway line A.22.b.20 to A.16.d.5.8 to prevent advance of the enemy who had broken through GGOMIECOURT and to get into touch with 92nd Bde on our left. Proceeded leaving HAMELINCOURT on our right to railway cutting, put out outposts, dug in and settled down for the night. 1 prisoner taken by D Coy and a German officer with whom he was, was shot.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 25th Mar 1918 Shelling

  • 25th Mar 1918 Counter Attack

  • 25th Mar 1918 Counter Attack

  • 25th Mar 1918 On the March

  • 25th Mar 1918 Fighting Withdrawal

  • 25th Mar 1918 Holding the Line

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Lt/Col. William Herbert Anderson. VC Highland Light Infantry 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Able.Sea. William Ernest Boulton. Drake Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Fred Brown. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • A/Cpl. William Brown. Cameronian Scottish Rifles 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Isaac Charles. South Staffordshire Regiment 1st/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. David Crichton. Scottish Rifles 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Lt.Col. Alan Roderick Haig-Brown. DSO. Middlesex Regiment 23rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Thomas Fredrick Huggon. MM King's Own Royal Lancaster 8th (Service) Battalion
  • Cpl. Thomas T. Huntley. Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st Battalion
  • Pte. William Jackson. Durham Light Infantry 19th Btn.
  • Gnr. J. Kirkland. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade, C Bty Read their Story.
  • Sgt. William Lovell. Duke of Cambridgeshires Own Middlesex Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William McNutt. Scottish Rifles 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. William McNutt. Cameronians (Scottish) Rifles 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Peter Murray. West Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Herbert Neail. MM Sherwood Foresters 16th Btn.
  • L/Cpl. Herbert Neail. MM Sherwood Foresters 16th Btn.
  • Pte. Sidney Abraham Oram. London Regiment 1/17 (Stepney & Poplar) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. Charles William Page. Royal Engineers 228th Field Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Leonard Phillips. Highland Light Infantry 12th (Service) Btn Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Henry Thomas Bayard "Bay" Smith. 4th Queen's Own Hussars Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Walter Tull. Middlesex Regt 23rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. James White. Royal Engineers 228th Field Company Read their Story.

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