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



29th March 1918

On this day:


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

    Marched from Sourdon, via Ailly-sur-Noye, Jumel to Taisnil.

    War Diaries


  • 29th Mar 1918 Prisoners

  • 29th March 1918 Move to France

  • 29th Mar 1918 On the Move

  •    NEAR ST LEGER

    Comparatively quiet all day. Received orders at night that wiring was to be carried out along whole of Bde front, but this was cancelled by visit of Col TEMPLE now commanding Bde, who directed us to take up a position much as it had been when we first left VALLEY WOOD & moved forward again on the night 26th. Bn HQ in old position in DOUCHY BOIRY Rd 500x S of SUGAR FACTORY Rd. C Coy was left in its original position between IRISH GUARDS & Y&L. The idea of this move was in order to get the Brigade into a good position for purpose of relief.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 29th Mar 1918 Reliefs

  • 29th Mar 1918 Holding the Line

  • 29th Mar 1918 Patrols





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. James George Adams. DCM Royal Engineers 78th Field Coy
  • Pte. Alfred Allen. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. John Brangam. MM. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney Charles Church. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. John Johnson Cranidge. King's Royal Rifle Corps 12th Btn.
  • Pte. David Fell. Royal Irish Rifles 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Aaron Hare. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Ernest Hosier. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Smith Knowles. Durham Light Infantry 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Willie Lonsdale. Durham Light Infantry 1/5th Battalion
  • Private Willie Lonsdale. Durham Light Infantry 1st/5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Mawson. Durham Light Infantry 1/5th Battalion
  • Pte. John McCann. Irish Guards 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Walter McDonald. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Mills. Royal Irish Rifles 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Quinn. Durham Light Infantry 1st/5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • A/Maj. Cyril Hamilton Reid Scholefield. CdG. Royal Garrison Artillery 69 Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl William Shannon. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Unwin. Australian Infantry 48th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Henry James Walker. Hampshire Regiment. 14th (Service) Btn. D Coy. Read their Story.

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