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



30th March 1918

On this day:


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

    Marched from Taisnil to Sauleul [SalouŽl] and remained the night.

    War Diaries


  • Counter-attack at Hangard Wood   36th Btn AIF take part in a counter-attack at Hangard Wood on 30th March 1918

  • Munitionettes' Cup Final at St James's Park   The Munitionettes' Cup Final is played at St James's Park, resulting in a 0-0 draw between Blyth Spartans' Munition Girls and Bolckow Vaughan's Ladies. Teh match rasied £691 for charity.

  • 30th Mar 1918 New Position

  •    NEAR ST LEGER

    Relief completed 3.40am. GOC 97TH Bde & OCís 2nd KOYLI & BORDER REGT visited HQ at 7am to arrange details for relief. 2nd KOYLI to relieve our one Coy (C) in the line & Y&L in the line. A B & D Coyís to move on orders from Bn HQ. Relief orders issued. Heavy artillery activity some distance N&S of us, very little on our own front. Received orders to work digging on the old German line. Were not relieved in time to do this work although B Coy & HQ were sent, being required first as orders were that Battalion had to be through MONCHY AU BOIS by 5.30am.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 30th March 1918 Leave

  • 30th Mar 1918 Inspection

  • 30th Mar 1918 Falling Back

  • 30th Mar 1918 In Action

  • 30th Mar 1918 In Reserve

  • 30th Mar 1918 Holding the Line

  • 30th March 1918 VC awarded

  • 30th March 1918 Holding Positions

  • Munitionettes' Cup Final replay   The Munitionettes' Cup Final replay between Blyth Spartans' Munition Girls and Bolckow Vaughan's Ladies ended with the Spartans winning 5-0. Bella Reay scored a hat trick with Captain Bella Metcalfe scoring two goals. The team were: Hannah Weir, Lizzie James, Nellie Fairless, Agnes Sample, Martha O'Brien, Bella Metcalfe, Dollie Summers, Annie Allan, Bella Reay, Dollie Allan and Jean Morgan.

    The runners up, Bolckow Vaughn were: Emily Milner, Amelia Farrell, Greta Kirk, Violet Sharples, Elizabeth Powell, Mary Mohan, Mercy Page, Winnie McKenna, Gladys Reece, Olive Percival and Anne Wharton






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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Capt. John "Punch" Arnott. MC. 15th (The King's) Hussars Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Brennan. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • John Abraham Carpenter. Wiltshire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. William Edwards. Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry 6th Battalion
  • Pte. A. E. Ford. Northamptonshire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Christopher Gogarty. Machine Gun Guards Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Alban Laurence Hicks. Royal Field Artillery 177th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Capt. James Cunliffe Leask. MC. Northumberland Fusiliers 5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Singleton Martin. 33rd Btn. A Coy. 2 Platoon Read their Story.
  • Sgt. George Alexander Hugh Murray. 14th Infantry Battalion 4th Division Salvage Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. Daniel Partis. East Yorkshire Regiment 11th Btn.
  • Lt. Hubert Sydney Centennial "Bill" Simpson. MID 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Wilfred James Simshauser. 33rd Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt Arthur George Richard Whitworth. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Staff Nurse Mary Elizabeth Wills. Territorial Force Nursing Service Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Withall. Royal West Kent Regiment 10th Btn. A Coy.

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