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31st October 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 October 1918

On this day:

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

    Lawe. Weather fine. Usual parades and inspections carried out in morning. In the evening the civil population were invited to a dance held in the School Room Lawe and a pleasant evening was spent.

    During the month the Battalion was engaged in almost continuous fighting. Congratulatory messages etc received.

    War Diaries

  • II Corps reaches River Escault.   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    II Corps attacked at 0525 with the French on the left and XIX Corps on the right. All objectives were taken and the River Escault reached. Batteries cooperated by bombarding strong points on the approach of our infantry.

    War Diaries

  • 31st October 1918 Rest period

  • 31st Oct 1918 Deathless Courage

  • 31st Oct 1918 Brigade Parade

  • 31st Oct 1918 In Action

  • 31st Oct 1918 106th Field Coy at Le Chateau

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sergeant Walter Henry Bennett. M.M. Royal Field Artillery 102nd Brigade Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Hill Bicker. Durham Light Infantry 19th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Charles Thomas Cranmer. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • L Cpl A Devlin. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Spr. Robert Melvin. Royal Engineers 102nd Field Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Peatman. Manchester Regiment 24th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Peatman. Manchester Regiment 24th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Francis Harry Welch. Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry 2/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Francis Harry Welch. Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry 2nd/4th Btn. Read their Story.

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