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



3rd September 1917

On this day:


  • 3rd Sep 1917 Kit Inspection

  • 3rd Sep 1917 

  • On the Move   9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers Headquarters and D.C. [Divisional Command?] moved to Ruyaulcourt at 0800 and were accommodated in tents and Nissen huts. Captain J.E Gibson Officer Commanding Details (by remainder of unit) at Havrincourt Wood. Working parties were supplied as before.

  •    Night raids.

    The improved British air defences forced Kagohl 3 to abandon daylight raids. While night raids provided a measure of protection from interceptors and anti-aircraft fire, they greatly complicated navigation and landing. Many damaged aircraft limped back to their airfields, only to be lost in landing accidents. The first night raid by the Gothas took place on 3 September. Targeting Chatham, this was an experimental raid carried out by only five aircraft. The 152 deaths included 130 naval recruits whose dormitory received a direct hit, the worst single bombing incident of the war.

  • 3rd Sep 1917 Training and inspections

  • 3rd Sep 1917 On the March





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Thomas William Aitken. Northumberland Fusiliers 14th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Edwin Bell. Army Veterinary Corps 15th Veterinary Hospital Read their Story.
  • Pte. W. Davies. Cheshire Regiment 6th Btn.

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