The South Irish Horse
The South Irish Horse
The South Irish Horse


Source document: The National Archive at Kew WO 95/1976
Extracts from War Diary 49th Infantry Brigade Dec 1917 & Apr 1918

These are just to illustrate the information available about the shell which killed over 20 men in December 1917. Also to examine in detail the strength of 7th (SIH) in relation to its parent Brigade in the aftermath of the "Kaiserschlacht" 21st March 1918.

Place, Date Summary of Events and Information
STE EMILIE 12.12.17
A Coy of SIH in an Admin Point in Ste Emilie just after arriving back from relief was hit by a shell - some 60 casualties being incurred. 7 (SIH) RIrRegt thereupon ordered to vacate billets in STE EMILIE drew bivouacs and pitched camp about railway NW of STE EMILIE.
AUBIGNY 1.4.18
Brig HQ at School House
Strengths at Aubigney
Brig HQ 3 off 30 OR
2 RIrishRegt 1  " 19   "
7(SIH)RIrRegt -  " 13   "
RInniskFus -  " 8     "

Strength in line with 48th Inf Bde, including drafts of officers and men received since 28th.
2 RIrishRegt 6 off 150 OR
7(SIH)RIrRegt 3  " 60    "
RInniskFus 2  " 82    "
Brig HQ 1  " 15    "
AUBIGNY 2.4.18
Same situation as on preceeding day
AUBIGNY 3.4.18
Strength at Aubigny
Brig HQ 4 off 58 OR
2RIrishRegt 1  " 26   "
7(SIH)RIrRegt -  " 17   "
RInniskFus -  " 24   "
TMB -  " 1     "
SALEUX 4.4.18
Strength
Brig HQ 5 off 69 OR
2 RIrishRegt 9  " 164 "
7(SIH)RIrRegt 6  " 130 "
RInniskFus 5  " 130 "
VISMES-AU-VAL 9.4.18
Strength
Brig HQ 6 off 105 OR
2RIrishRegt 13 " 259   "
7(SIH)RIrRegt 9   " 288   "
RInniskFus 5   " 280   "
ELNES 13.4.18
The following two officers from the South Irish Horse are amongst a list of officers in the composite battalion of 49th Inf Bde:-
Lt H Egan - Qr Mr and Lt Wilks - TO

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