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26th July 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



26th July 1918

On this day:


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

    Enemy guns more active especially at night. Lewis Gunners fire their guns for testing and practice. Between 2300 and midnight the enemy shell our camp, getting a direct hit on the Medical tent.

    War Diaries


  • 37th SB Fatal misfire   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    37th SB had a premature when firing an experimental series in connection with air burst ammunition. This resulted in 2 men being killed and 5 wounded.

    War Diaries


  •    MORBECQUE

    Coy training

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 26th Jul 1918 Consolidation

  • 26th Jul 1918 New CO

  • 26th Jul 1918 Intermittent Shelling

  • 26th Jul 1918 Reliefs

  • 26th Jul 1918 Musketry





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. P. Archer. Jamaica Contingent Read their Story.
  • Mjr. Edward Mannock. VC, DSO, MC. 85 Sqdn Read their Story.

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