#OnThisDay 1915 The Irish Guards were taken off the line at Festubert.
On the morning of the 19th their Brigadier came and
“made some complimentary remarks to the men who were standing about.”
In their time in the trenches, twenty-two men were killed, 284 wounded, and 86 missing. As they were leaving the trenches, three high explosive shells exploded right over their position. Lieutenants Burke and Paget & 10 men more were killed.