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31st March 1918 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



31st March 1918

On this day:


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

    Entrained from Sauleux [Saleux] to Eu and marched to St Quentain-le-Mott.

  •    NEAR ST LEGER

    Battalion billeted in BIENVILLERS. Some light shelling of outskirts of village. Received orders to parade at 3pm to move to SOUASTRE. This was cancelled and received orders to be clear of village by 4am & to march to IVERGNY.

  • 31st Mar 1918 Fierce Fighting

  • 31st Mar 1918 In Reserve





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Frederick Joseph Anderson. Durham Light Infantry 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Edward Francis Belcher. East Surrey Regiment Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Henry Brandon. Rifle Brigade 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. John James Brown. DCM Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1st/6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Buck. Durham Light Infantry 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James James Llewellyn Davies. Royal Army Medical Corps 2nd/2nd Northumbrian Field Ambulance Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Joseph Doyle. Rifle Brigade 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. James Dwyer. Army Service Corps 793rd H.T. Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hugh Walton Fathers. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Francis Morgan Field. East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Gordon Muriel Flowerdew. V.C. Lord Strathcona's Horse Read their Story.
  • Lt. Gordon Muriel Flowerdew. VC Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
  • Cpt. Gordon Muriel Flowerdew. VC Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Herbert Kirkby. Rifles Brigade 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James McBride. 47th Field Amb. 11th Battalion
  • Pte. Thomas McBrine. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 7th/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte S Parkin. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Duncan "Angus" Polson. Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Willie Sutcliffe. Lancashire Fusiliers 10th Btn.
  • Pioneer Henry Charles Walters. Hampshire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.

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