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

27th March 1918

On this day:

  • Enemy Attack   The enemy attacked and the Royal Irish Rifles fell back on 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers in reserve, who fell back with same to a position south of Arvillers, and then south of the village, where they remained the night.

    War Diaries

  • 27th Mar 1918 On the Move

  •    18th DLI Hq is situated near St Leger

    Orders came at about 2.0am that the Y&L and ourselves were to go forward and dig two lines W of Moyenville 120x between lines the front one not to be more than 200x outside of Moyneville. Capt LA Dick having been taken away by the Brigade Major. Capt FG Stone, the Adjt received a message from the Brigadier saying that next officer in seniority was to take over command of the Battalion. Capt FG Stone therefore took over command, ordered Company Commanders conference and explained the work to be done. He then went to 13th Y&L and arranged details of the party. The party was not able to move off until 3.0am (approx.) and by the time they arrived at point to be dug dawn was breaking and the O.C. both parties (Capt Braithwaite Y&L) ordered the whole party to return. Col Gurney took over command of the Brigade. Capt Williams took over Bde Major. W.D.Lowe M.C. assumed command of the 18th Battalion DLI.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 27th Mar 1918 Pushed Back

  • 27th Mar 1918 Under Fire

  • 27th Mar 1918 Congratulation Telegram

  • 27th Mar 1918 On the Move

  • 27th Mar 1918 In Defence

  • 27th Mar 1918 Moves

  • 27th Mar 1918 Under Fire

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Thomas Henry Allen. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Horace Ancell. London Regiment 28th Btn (1st Artists Rifles) Read their Story.
  • Gnr. William John Atkins. Royal Field Artillery 190th Brigade, C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Hebron Barrett. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 10th Btn. C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Horace Arthur Brown. Northamptonshire Regiment 5th Battalion
  • L/Cpl. John Brown. King's Own Scottish Borderers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt.Col. John Stanhope Collings-Wells. VC, DSO. Bedfordshire Regiment 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John William Cooper. Durham Light Infantry 1st/8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Arthur Coulson. MM Northumberland Fusiliers 1st/5th Btn Read their Story.
  • Spr. John Coupe. Royal Engineers 431st Field Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Richard Ford. East Yorkshire Regiment 10th (Hull Commercials) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Clarence Augustus Gotts. East Lancashire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Joseph Hillas. West Yorkshire Regiment 2/7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Basil Arthur Horsfall. VC. East Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Basil Arthur Horsfall. VC East Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sjt. Thomas Jennings. DCM Rifle Brigade 3rd Battalion
  • L/Cpl. Charles Ambrose "Charlie" Klink. 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade. C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John James Mallen. Cheshire Regiment 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William S. Playle. Royal Fusiliers Regiment 17th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte J.S. Roberts. 9th South Lancers "A" Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Tyrer. East Lancashire Regiment 11th Btn.
  • Pte. Frank Warner. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 5th Btm.
  • Pte. Clifford C. Went. West Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Thomas Woodcock. VC. Irish Guards 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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