Published By John Davies
Ypres. Wulverghem. 1/4 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. 19 April 1918.
During the opening days of Operation Georgette, Kaiser Offensive the 1/4 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry were in action at Hill 63 near Ploegsteert. During the evening of 11 April they were withdrawn and went into the Army Line in positions near to Wulverghem on the road to Neuve Eglise (Nieuwkerke). They remained in this area for the next 3 days repulsing enemy attacks and being shelled. Over the nights of 14 & 15 April the battalion was withdrawn and regrouped at Rossignol Camp at Kemmel. On 16 April they moved to take up positions in the reserve line a short distance away to the north west of Kemmel. They remained here until the early morning of 19 April when they were relieved by French Troops. They marched back to regroup at Canada Camp and then onwards to Wippenhoek and finally to arrive at Ouderdam on 25 April where they stayed for the rest of the month. No casualty numbers are given but they had been heavy and at this time the battalion role was 9 Officers and 294 ORs.
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References and Sources WAR DIARY 1/4Bn KSLI Feb18-May19. Regimental History KSLI.
B&O 1918. KO. Georgette. Wulverghem & Neuve Eglise. 1/4 Bn KSLI. 19 April 1918.