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

28th April 1918

On this day:

  • Defensive bombardments   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    37th SB continued in action at forward position, Canal Bank. Firing day and night with this section. Some very good shooting accomplished.

    War Diaries

  • Heavy Bomardment   It was quiet all day. At about 7.30pm., the front line was very heavily bombarded from La Clytte to Ypres; the bombardment lasted for about two hours. There was no infantry attack and our casualties were light. 6th D. of W. West Riding Regt Battalion H. Q. was established in a dug-out at map reference N2c 0.3.

    Casualties on this day for 6th D. of W. West Riding Regt were 265692 Corporal W. R. Armstrong (Wounded), 265003 Lance Corporal J. Churchman (Wounded), 25498 Private N. Bateson (Wounded), 266925 Private C. Dove (Killed in Action), 266241 Private A. Jones (Wounded), 268523 Private J. Lawson (Killed in Action), 23301 Private J. H. Smith (Wounded), 29905 Private M. Thompson (Killed in Action), 204590 Private A. Wilson (Killed in Action).


    Sunday. Cleaning up. Coy’s ay disposal of Coy Cmdrs. Battalion at 1 hrs notice to move.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 28th Apr 1918 Transfer

  • 28th Apr 1918 Fighting Patrol

  • 28th of April 1918 Into Action

  • 28th Apr 1918 Inspection

  • 28th of April 1918 Admirable Behaviour

  • 28th Apr 1918 On the Move

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. James Edward Booth. Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Btn. C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Brophy. 1st Bn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl Victor Henry Hawkins. MM. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Theodor John Lewis Mann. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade Read their Story.
  • Pte. Nathan Marsden. Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Richardson. Grenadier Guards 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Richardson. Grenadier Guards 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. John Powe Roberts. 9th Btn. Read their Story.

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