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

31st January 1918

On this day:

  • Enemy takes Prisoners   During heavy mist, the enemy raids a post held by elements of D coy, 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers and take ten prisoners. Determined attempts are made on each of the two succeeding nights to retaliate but the enemy are very much on the alert.

  • 124th Heavy Battery to 44 HAB   124th Heavy Battery, RGA transfer to 44th Heavy Artillery Brigade from 42 HAB on the 31st of Jan 1918

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

    B.9.d.9.1. 5.30am.

    German shot about fifty yards in front of A Company. He belonged to 5th Grenadier Regiment, 36th Division.

    From 1400 to 1600 the Battalion and Company Headquarters were fired on with 105mm shells.

    War Diaries

  • Relief and move to Rest Area   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    The HQ and 1 section each of 37th, 335th and 350th SB's pulled out (of line) for rest and proceeded to Esqelbecq. They were relieved by the 115th, 212th and 202nd SB respectively of the 65th Brigade, RGA.

    War Diaries


    Tactical scheme for Battalion figuring counter attack on ARLEUX POST.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 31st Jan 1918 Working Parties

  • 31st Jan 1918 In Camp

  • 31st Jan 1918 In the Front Line

  • 31st Jan 1918 Artillery Active

  • 31st Jan 1918 Mist

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Chief Engine Room Artific Leonard Adams. HMS K4
  • Able Seaman. James Armstrong. HMS K4
  • Lt Cmdr. Athelstan Alfred Lennox Fenner. HMS K4
  • Ldg Stoker John Henry Goodsall. HMS K4
  • Stoker 1st Class Herbert Ernest Martin. HMS K4
  • Able Seaman. Albert Spice. HMS K4
  • Able Seaman. John Spice. HMS K4
  • Commander David De Beauvoir Stocks. DSO HMS K4

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