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



27th May 1918

On this day:


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

    At 0230 hostile bombardment commenced on left of Brigade front and spread north where the enemy attempted to raid the Belgians at 0300 on our left. With the exception of a few shells on Wietje at about 0300, hostile artillery inactive on this front. Our own artillery was active during the day and replied vigorously to enemy bombardment in the morning. A fighting patrol failed to discover traces of the enemy west of Jasper Farm. At 2310 the 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers on our left raided an enemy post near C.17.c.45.45, but found the garrison had cleared. Our artillery continued the bombardment till 2340. 6" Stokes Mortar assisted. During the operation a fire was observed in Rat Farm.

    Absence of hostile machine-gun fire, artillery retaliation and Verey Lights was marked.

    War Diaries


  • Australian Troop Transports   

    HMAT A66 Uganda

    The HMAT A66 Uganda weighed 5,431 tons with an average cruise speed of 10 knots or 18.52 kmph. It was owned by the British India SN Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until the 4th December 1916. The Uganda was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in the Mediterranean on the 27th May 1918.

    John Doran


  • 27th May 1918 A Devastating Attack

  • 27th May 1918 1st Bty RFA in Heavy Action

  •    CAMPAGNE

    Cleaning up. Reorganisation.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 27th May 1918 Welcomed Home

  • 27th May 1918 Working Parties and Training





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Arthur Leonard Beedham. Worcestershire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Brown. Royal Army Medical Corps 2nd Lowland Field. Amb. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl John Stainforth Burnham. MM Northumberland Fusiliers 12/13th Battalion
  • Private Sydney Clark. Durham Light Infantry 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Elsdon Corkin. MM. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st/6th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Jeremiah Cunningham. West Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Dickison. West Yorkshire Regiment 10th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. William J. Earl. Lancashire Fusiliers 1/7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John William Elliott. Northumberland Fusiliers 14th Battalion
  • Pte. John William Elliott. Northumberland Fusiliers 14th Battalion
  • Cpl. John Townson Ellwood. Border Regiment 8th Btn.
  • Cpl. Albert Reginald Harrell. Worcestershire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Nathan John William Hebb. Durham Light Infantry 19th Btn. D Coy. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Charles Stanley Herbert. MC. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn
  • Capt. Jacob Andrew Norman Hessler. Durham Light Infantry 5th Battalion. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Jacob Andrew Norman Hessler. Durham Light Infantry 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Henry Hill. None Royal Berkshire Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Randolph Jackson. Northumberland Fusiliers 5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick John Jordan. Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Lanaghan. Durham Light Infantry 1st/7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Bmdr. James Lynn. Royal Field Artillery 50th Trench Mortar Battery, X Coy. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl Thomas Henry Manley. Durham Light Infantry 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Sewell Mason. Durham Light Infantry 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Henry Morris. Leicester Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Newby. Durham Light Infantry 1st/6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Charles Frederick G. Peacock. Royal Garrison Artillery 200th Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Isaac Quinn. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Henry Savory. West Yorkshire Regiment 5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Brayton Scott. Cheshire Regiment Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Scott. Durham Light Infantry 22nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. George Stokoe. Northumberland Fusiliers 5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Wilfred Kemp Thorne. Durham Light Infantry 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Fredrick Joseph Tivey. Leicestershire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.

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