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Remembered Today:

1st Inniskillings 14/15 October 1918


cooky

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Hello Cooky

I've got access to the war diaries via ancestry

The pages give a good description over 2\3 days, 4 pages of info 

Could send you the pages via email

 

John

 

 

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  • 10 months later...

I studied the liberation/capture of Gullegem (my home town) about 10 years ago.
Let me know if you still need info.
Gullegem was captured by parts of following divisions : 9th, 29th, 36th and 35th.
The attack started on the 14th October 1918 near Ledegem. By the evening of the 14th the outskirts of Gullegem were reached.
The attack was stopped because the artillerie could nog give the needed support (barrage) to the infantery.
The day after the attacked was resumed.  In the late afternoon the village of Gullegem was captured ant the attack was continued toward Kortrijk (Courtrai).

About 100 Brittish soldiers were KIA duing the attack and were buried on the spot.  
In 1920, the bodies were exhumed and burried in the Dadizeele New British Cemetery.

regards

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Hello again stranger, 

If you could send me any information on the actions of those 2 days in October it would be much appreciated. 

My health is now A1 so I am so excited about your knowledge. 

Best wishes,

Còoky 

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Hi, I'm late to this conversation.

I'm researching a relation who was

KIA on October 15th 1918 in Gullegem. He was with 9th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

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Welcome to the forum. I’m sure if you post his name and as many biographical details as you have, the membership will be able to assist you. 

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