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3rd November 1917 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



3rd November 1917

On this day:


  • 9th Irish Fusilers form working parties   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers are at Ruyaulcourt. With A & B Companies on working parties today.

    At 1630 C Company left Ruyaulcourt and marched up to the line to carry out a raid. The enemy's front line was successfully penetrated from the Canal (K.26.d.05.95) to about 150 yards east of it. The fighting was very severe as the enemy refused to surrender. Our men stayed in the enemy trenches for twenty minutes and bayoneted and shot at least forty Germans.

    We suffered some casualties, mostly from bombs: one Officer severely wounded, one Officer slightly wounded; one NCO killed, three Other Ranks missing believed killed, thirteen Other Ranks wounded, one R.E [Royal Engineer] (NCO) severely wounded.

  • 122 Seige Battery in billets   122 Siege Battery, RGA are in Billets at RT of Ypres

  • 3rd November 1917 rest and relocation

  • 3rd Nov 1917 Wet Day

  • 3rd Nov 1917 Shelling





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Lt. Owen Augustus Ellis Allen. 81 Squadron Read their Story.
  • Pte. Daniel Barry. Royal Army Service Corps 365th M.T. Coy Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Ernest Arthur Franklin. Essex Regiment 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. William Wesson Frith. CdeG. Royal Garrison Artillery 169th Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • Rifleman David Lindsay Pountney. Read their Story.
  • Pte A C Ralph. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Spr. Frederick Andrew Tanner. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.

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