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25th October 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



25th October 1918

On this day:


  • 509 Flight 252 Squadron RFC disbanded.   509 Flight, 252 Squadron was disbanded at RFC Seaton Carew II in County Durham.

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

    Weather fine but dull towards midday. Battalion in support to 12th Royal Irish Rifles in attack on line J.36.c.0.4 J.36.a.3.2 through G in Bergstraat through N in Ansegham to northern boundary at J.24.c.0.0. Heavy machine-gun opposition was encountered and an advance of about 1,000 yards was made.

    Strength of Battalion going into action: 12 Officers and 276 Other Ranks. Casualties: Lieutenant F.W Vint and 2nd Lieutenant J Darling MC wounded, 7 Other Ranks killed and 37 Other Ranks wounded

  • Further attacks by II Corps   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    At 0900 II Corps attacked with the object of reaching the crossing over the River Escalut. The attack was held up on the left and an average of about 1000 - 2000 yds advance was made including the capture of Ingoyghem. Our Batteries (6 no. Howitzers) joined in a creeping barrage and bombarded key points.

  • 25th October 1918 Further actions





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Captain Isaac Henry Woolf "Jack" Barnato. Read their Story.
  • Pte Gabriel Baird Carmichael. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Gabriel Baird Carmichael. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Matthew Burnett Dixon. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Matthew Burnett Dixon. Northumberland Fusiliers 18th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Humpherson Edwards. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Griffiths. Machine Gun Corps 286th Coy. Read their Story.
  • Dvr. Allan Herschell. Royal Field Artillery 2nd Brigade, 53rd Battery. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Jack Jones. Royal Welsh Fusiliers Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert McAllister. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John William Mellars. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. H Smith. York and Lancaster Regiment 2/4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Thompson. Durham Light Infantry 13th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Thompson. Durham Light Infantry 13th Btn. Read their Story.

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