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27th October 1918On this day:
- Reliefs 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse), Royal Irish Fusiliers.
report "Weather fine in morning but dull towards evening. Battalion was relieved in the line by 4th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, 34th Division, and proceeded to billets in Hulste."
- Battery in Action First day of The Battle of Vittorio Veneto in the Lovadina - Maserada Section of the River Piave. The Brigade opened a creeping barrage in support of the infantry attack made by the Left Brigade, Left Division of the British Corps. The barrage ceased at 12-30 hours. D/103 fired a standing smoke barrage for 11 hours. At 13-00 hours, the FOO reported that the left flank of the British Corps which was in the air owing to the failure of the Corps on our left was being enfiladed by Machine Guns. The 18 pdr batteries searched the area North of the open flank for 2 hours 30 minutes, when the situation was reported as much improved. At 22-00 hours the Brigade fired 450 rounds searching an area on our left front to break up enemy troops assembling for a counter attack. Lt E M Thomas C/103 was wounded in action and struck off the strength of the Brigade. More info.
- 27th Oct 1918 Church Parade
- 27th Oct 1918 In Billets
- 27th Oct 1918 Ready
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