1918, Army Council, Baghdad, Battle of the Lys, Battle of the Scherpenberg, Battle of Vyborg, Belgium, British Army, Charles Harington Harington, Finland, Finnish Civil War, Flanders, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ian Macpherson, Iraq, Jebel Hamrin, Locre, Loker, Meteren, Mont Rouge, Mosul, Ottoman Empire, prisoners of war, Russia, Scherpenberg, Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, Sir Robert Whigham, Turkey, Tuz Khartmatli, Tuz Khurma, Villers-Bretonneux, Voormezeele, Vyborg, weapons, William Marshall
Big German defeat on a 10-mile front from Meteren to Voormezeele; 13 divisions repulsed with heavy losses, three British divisions holding the northern sector while the French at Scherpenberg and Mont Rouge regain nearly all the line penetrated in the first assault. [French regain Locre; British line advanced slightly at Villers-Bretonneux.] General Marshall’s infantry catch up the Turks at Tuz Khartmatli, midway between Baghdad and Mosul across the Jebel Hamrin, taking 300 prisoners and six guns. White Guards take Viborg. Appointments announced of Mr. Ian Macpherson, M.P., to be Vice-President of the Army Council, Major-General Sir R. D. Whigham to an appointment in France, and Major-General C. H. Harington to succeed him as Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff.