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War Diary, 1/18th London Regiment – March 1918

1st/2nd March – Vallulart.

In Corps Reserve.

In Training – Field Fighting.


3rd March – Vallulart.

Church Parades.


4th March – Vallulart.

Training.


5th March – Vallulart.

Training – Test move received 645am and cancelled 710am.


6th March – Vallulart.

Training.


7th March – Vallulart.

Battalion Working Party.

Tactical training scheme. Lt Col Neely assumed command.


8th March – Vallulart.

Training.


9th March – Vallulart.

Bttn working party.


10th March – Vallulart.

Church parades.


11th March – Vallulart.

Bttn working party.


12th March – Vallulart.

Training.


13th March – Vallulart.

Bttn working party.


14th March – Vallulart.

Divisional tactical scheme.


15th March – Vallulart.

Training – boxing tournament.


16th March – Vallulart.

Training – gymkhana.


17th March – Vallulart.

St Patrick’s Day – Church parade – Ceremonial and inspection by Brigadier.


18th March- Vallulart.

In Corps Reserve – Training – Bathing – Gas Chamber.


19th March – Vallulart.

Training – Bathing – Reconnoitring line.


20th March – In Line.

Moved into line and relieved 17th Bn RF (2nd Division) and 2nd South Staffs in right sector La Vacquerie Sector.


21st March – In Line.

Enemy attacked and captured outpost line. Heavy casualties


22nd March – In Line.

Evacuated ground and took up position on Highland Ridge.


23rd March – In Line.

Evacuated ground and took up position on Rocquigny


24th March – In Line.

Evacuated ground and took up positon in High Wood.


25th March – In Line.

Evacuated ground and joined depot near Menancourt


26th March – In Line.

Moved from Menancourt to Vauchelles.


27th March – In Line.

Moved from Vauchelles to Toutencourt.


28th March – In Line.

At Toutencourt and moved up to Senlis.


29th to 31st March – Senlis.

In reserve at Senlis.