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27th August 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 August 1918

On this day:


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

    Companies did usual training from 0900 to 1200 and from 1330 to 1430. Performance was given by the Divisional Concert Party at 2.30pm.

    D Company formed the work party at night and were engaged deepening communication trench between Meulehouck and front line. While passing through gas from enemy shells several men were gassed.

  • Assist Belgian Army   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    Batteries cooperated with the Belgian Army on the left in an attack which resulted in pushing the enemy line back to the Steenbeck.

  • 27th August 1918 Situation normal

  • 27th Aug 1918 Attack Made

  • 27th Aug 1918 Recces

  • 27th Aug 1918 Reliefs

  • 27th August 1918 Enemy Gas Attack





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Henry Ball. London Regt. √?¬†Middlesex Regt. North Staffordshire Read their Story.
  • Spr. E. Bishop. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Pte. David Brown. Royal Scots 17th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Charles Butcher. East Kent Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick G Comer. West Kent Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ars√ɬ®ne Joseph Delvaux. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Company Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Thomas George. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 16th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Fred Hawkings. Dorsetshire Rgt. 6th Btn.
  • Pte. Ralf Hodgson. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Owen Jones. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Alexander McDonald Portlock. Northumberland Fusiliers 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. William Rogerson. att. 8th Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment Read their Story.
  • Dyson Timms. Royal Inniskillin Fusiliers Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Fredrick Anderson Tomlinson. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Alfred George Wills. Bedfordshire Regiment 4th Battalion

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