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

3rd October 1917

On this day:

  • Training and Sports   9th (North Irish Horse) Btn, Royal Irish Fusiliers are at Ruyaulcourt. Training continued as per the programme and preparation continued for sports. The Battalion football team drew with 108th Field Artillery (1 goal all) after a keen tussle. Major G.J Brew rejoined from a Senior Officers' Course at Aldershot and assumed the post of Second-in-Command of the Battalion.

    9th Royal Irish Fusiliers diary WO 95/2505/2

  • 3rd Oct 1917 On the Move

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Artillery Active


    2Lt ASHLEY and 50 ORís proceeded to FARBUS to work under 170 Bde RFA other working parties, total 1 Officer and 107 ORís.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Dull Day

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Inspection

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Funeral

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Training

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Preparations

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Orders

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Instructions

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Instructions

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Instructions

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Instructions

  • 3rd Oct 1917 Assembly

  • 3rd of October 1917 

  • 3rd of October 1917 Out of Ypres for now

  • 3rd Oct 1917 In Reserve

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rfn. Thomas Henry Cole. Rifle Brigade 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Vincent Curry. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Henry McKellow. Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. Frederick Percival. Royal Engineers 526 (1st Durham) Field Coy. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Harold Todd. Royal Garrison Artillery 256 Siege Bty. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. John Wilson. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Wiseman. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1st Btn.

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