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



4th October 1917

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There are:16 articles tagged with this date available in our Library

  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.




Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte Robert Airton. Lancashire Fusiliers 9th Btn
  • Pte. Albert Edwin Anderson. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Andrews. King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Patrick Barnes. 39th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. W. Barton. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion
  • Pte. John Bates. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Boyd. Manchester Regt. 21st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Breen. Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Garrison Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Eric Burgess. 23rd Btn Read their Story.
  • Thomas Kilwick Claxton. Royal Engineers. 250th Tunnelling Company Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Alexander Cretney. Royal Field Artillery 45 Brigade, 5 Bty. Read their Story.
  • Drvr. George Alfred Dale. Royal Field Artillery 173 Brigade, C Bty. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Robert Mckee Devine. Sherwood Foresters 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Hugh Murray Donaldson. Kings Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Farley. East Surrey Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Albert Featherstonehaugh-Wooster. 43rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Lawrence Gjers. Seathforth Highlanders 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Vernon Greenhough. Sherwood Foresters 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harold George Hurdley. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st/7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Jefferson. MM & Bar Durham Light Infantry 15th battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Arthur Frank Jones. Devonshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Reginald Jones. 18th Middlesex Regt. (Pioneers) Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Henry Lake. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte Charles Lisseter. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 6th Btn
  • Pte. David Ernest McCann. 37th Btn.
  • Pte William McLeod. The Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn
  • Cpl. John McNeill. Gordon Highlanders 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Robinson Morray. Northumberland Fusiliers 12/13th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Sidney Newberry. Hampshire Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Nuttycombe. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 9th Btn.
  • L/Cpl. James Payne. Lincolnshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Clement Robertson. VC. Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Shepherd. Royal Warwickshire 1/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Act.Cpl. J. R. Short. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Walter Edward Spratt. Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Stockley. Royal Fusiliers 13th Btn
  • Pte. Henry Craggs Sutton. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 10th Btn. A coy. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Henry Thompson. Manchester Regiment 11th Btn.
  • Rflmn. John Woodhouse. King's Royal Rifle Corps 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Arthur Young. Lancashire Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.

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