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



27th October 1918

On 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.





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. James Auld. MM. Northumberland Fusiliers 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pnr. Clement George Baker. Corps of Royal Engineers British War Dog School Read their Story.
  • RSM Fred Burton. DCM Durham Light Infantry 12th Btn Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Harry Laureate Fisher. Durham Light Infantry 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Grundy. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert "Bertie" Harrington. Essex Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Walter Holland. Devonshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Varo Jackson. Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. John James McKeown. Northumberland Fusiliers 14th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Wallace Ernest Ralph Miles. Gloucester Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Bryan Sydney Smither. Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edgar Vivers Teague. Durham Light Infantry 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Thomas Trivett. Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) 9th Sqdn Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. John Scott Youll. VC Northumberland Fusiliers 11th Btn. Read their Story.

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