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.
Brig HQ at School House
Strengths at Aubigney
Strength in line with 48th Inf Bde, including drafts of officers and men received since 28th.
Same situation as on preceeding day
Strength at Aubigny
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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