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War Diary, 2/18th London Regiment – July 1918

1st July – Bireh.

Battalion in camp at U3c central and vicinity (Sh Yusef). Working on new road from Ram Allah to Abu Kush.

2nd July.

Battalion in same camp. Withdrawn from work on road preparatory to disbandment. Day spent in interior economy, viz washing, kit inspections etc.

3rd July.

Final organisation of draft for 10th Division carried out. The battalion to be split between the 3 non-Indian (ie Irish) units of that division.

4th July.

Orders issued for disbandment and movement of draft to new battalions. Drafts as per orders left at 1730 hrs. Major General Shea inspected the drafts as they marched off. The only officer sent to the 10th Division was 2/Lieut GE MacCarthy MM attached to this bttn from the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Distribution of effective strength of bttn is shown on attached.

5th July.

Headquarters staff and details left in camp engage in settling outstanding work. Party of officers and NCOs for Base left at 1700 hrs.

6th July.

Headquarters staff and details still in camp settling outstanding work

7th July.

Remaining details despatched to their respective destinations.