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27th April 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



27th April 1918

On this day:


  • 9th Rifle Brigade to Cadre   9th Battalion Rifle Brigade are reduced to cadre strength.

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

    27th to 30th April 1918.

    0400. Move to Yellow Line, Headquarters at Border Camp. Working on defences and training till end of month.

    Effective strength: 29 Officers, 651 Other Ranks, 35 horses, 22 mules.

    Ration strength: 24 Officers, 507 Other Ranks, 35 horses, 22 mules.

  • Further Withdrawal Preparations   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    HQ moved from Trois Tours to Steentje. 37th SB were shelled in their Red Line positions. 1 casualty. All Batteries set to work to construct positions for defence of the Green Line.

  • Readjustment of the Line   A readjustment of the line was made, with the 7th. Brigade taking over 'A' Company, 6th D. of W. West Riding Regt's front from about map reference N7b 8.5 , with 'A' Company, on relief, taking over right company front of the 1/7th. D. of W. Battalion on east of Milky Way with the left post on map reference N8d 9.7. 'B' Company 6th D. of W. West Riding Regt held the front as formerly but were reinforced by a platoon of 'C' Company 6th Btn on the left with three sections in line and two sections in support. 'D' Company 6th D of W was moved forward to support line on right of Milky Way.

    Casualties on this day for 6th D. of W. West Riding Regt were 235504 Sergeant R. Durkin (Killed in Action), 267885 Corporal E. Hird (Killed in Action), 263008 Private W. Blundell (Wounded), 267848 Private T. Clarke (Wounded), 266454 Private E. Howarth (Wounded), 265824 Private W. Johnston (Wounded), 26588 Private L. Middleton (Wounded), 17051 Private A. Murray (Wounded), 265376 Private E. Preston (Wounded), 29918 Private S. Rhodes (Killed in Action), 267756 Private W. Smith (Wounded), 241884 Private R. Welsh (Killed in Action), 267841 Private C. W. Wood (Wounded).

  •    GD SEC BOIS

    Successful raid of 10th E YORKS REGT on E.23.c. resulting in 24 prisoners and a machine gun. Ground between Regimental Aid Post (GRAND SEC BOIS) and Battalion HQ heavily shelled with 5.9 intermittently between noon and 4.0pm. Inter Coy relief of TANK BATTALION in evening. Relieved by 1st BORDER REGT. Very long and late relief. Relief started 9.30pm. Complete 3.30am.






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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George Ash. Durham Light Infantry 22nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. J. Coxon. Durham Light Infantry
  • Pte. John Joseph Gallagher. Northumberland Fusiliers 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Gerrard. Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Btn.
  • Pte. Frederick Victor Jones. West Yorkshire Regiment 1st Battalion
  • Cpl. John Willie Lax. Gloucestershire Regiment 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Francis Patrick Maguire. Leinster Regiment 5th Batt.
  • Pte. James William Pope. Royal Berkshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James William Pope. Royal Berkshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Hyam Woolf. Royal Irish Rifles 10th Btn Read their Story.

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