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3rd November 1917On 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
- 3rd of November 1917 A Successful Raid
- 3rd of November 1917 Digging trenches
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