The South Irish Horse
"War Diaries"

War Diaries of 'E' Squadron, South Irish Horse, 39th Division Cavalry "In the Field"
Public Record Office Kew WO 95/2574

The following transcript has been made as faithful to the original as possible, but only the salient points have been recorded.

Place, Date, Hour Summary of Events and Information


Arrived Hazebrouck & got fixed up in Billets


Div training. Visited by GOC 39th Div


Left Hazebrouck 1pm marched to La Haye (St Vermal) via Morbecque


Steinbecque Div training

Signed YG Grady Capt. OC 39th Div Cav.

9 April

2 NCOs to CAMIENS for course of instruction Hotchkiss M/C


Proceed to LE VERTANNIY at 10am arrived about 12.00pm


1 man to HQrs XI Corps as groom to staff officers. 1 officer (Lt EL FIRTH) & 2 servants

Signed YG Grady Capt


1 NCO proceeded to LIETIRES Chateau for 5th Elementary Sig course


Enough of a Gas attack by enemy was left to make the eyes water


Warned by wire of a gas attack but felt no effects

Signed YG Grady Capt.

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