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



28th September 1918

On this day:


  • On the Move   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers moved from St Jan-ter-Biezen by rail to Vlamertinge thence by road to Salvation Road, Ypres. Accommodation was very poor.

  • Advance   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade II Corps, with the Belgian Army on the left and XIX Corps on the right attacked at 0530. (Summer time). Batteries of this Brigade (ie 59th Brigade) were reinforced for the barrage with batteries of the 77th Brigade and 86th Brigade RGA. This brigade covered the front of the 9th Division and fired a creeping barrage in conjunction with the 9th Divisions Artillery. The attack was a complete success, the objectives being all captured according to programme. The enemy was pushed back beyond the Broodseide Ridge.

    On conclusion of the barrage 350th SB pulled out and moved to a previously prepared forward position The 335th SB moved during the afternoon to a forward position. The enemy put up a very poor reply to our barrage and generally offered but little resistance to our advance.

    The Fifth Battle of Ypres, also known as the Advance of Flanders and the Battle of the Peaks of Flanders (French: Bataille des Crêtes de Flandres) is an informal name used to identify a series of battles in northern France and southern Belgium from late September through October 1918.

  • 28th September 1918 Further moves

  • 28th Sep 1918 In the Trenches





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Lt. Walter Blackwell. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick Brennan. Royal Munster Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick Bugden. VC. 31st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Arthur Pateshall Colebatch. Lancashire Fusiliers 23rd Bn Read their Story.
  • Pte. John William Dobson. Royal Fusiliers 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Peter Carlton Forbes. Royal Field Artillery 22nd Brigade, "B" Battery Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Walter Foulds. King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment 8th Btn
  • Pte. Frederick Fox. Lancashire Fusiliers 23rd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Private Robert Crawford Munro. Alberta Regiment 10th Battalion
  • Pte. John William Ramshaw. Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney William Richmond. Royal Fusiliers 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edwin Stott. Staffordshire Regiment 1st/5th Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Hedley Trainer. West Yorkshire Regiment 10th Btn.

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