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5th October 1917On this day:
- 16th Northumberland Fusiliers to rest camp The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers move to the Divisional rest camp at Fort des Dunes, near Dunkerque and Malo les Bains.
- Sports 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Today was a holiday for the Battalion and sports carried on from 10am all day. There were various inter-Regimental, Brigade and Divisional contests.
1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (107th Brigade) attended in large numbers and in our competitions with them we secured fifteen 'firsts' and seven 'seconds' to their seven 'firsts' and five 'seconds'.
9th Royal Irish Fusiliers diary WO 95/2505/2
- 5th Oct 1917 Inspection
- 5th Oct 1917 On the Move
- ECURIE CAMP
Working parties as above.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 5th Oct 1917 On the March
- 5th Oct 1917 Sports
- 5th Oct 1917 Reliefs
- 5th Oct 1917 Reliefs
- 5th Oct 1917 In Action
- 5th of October 1917 Pay day
- 6th Oct 1917 German Prisoners
- 5th of October 1917 Havrincourt Gassed
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Remembering those who died this day. Pte. Ernest Coates. Gloucestershire Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story. Pte. Harry Coley. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 16th Battalion Pte. William Dockery. Machine Gun Corps Read their Story. Pte. William Dockrey. Machine Gun Corps Read their Story. Gnr. Nathaniel William Howard. Royal Field Artillery 63rd Brigade L/Cpl. Samuel S. Jones. Manchester Regiment 22nd Btn Read their Story. Pte. Jack Litton. Devonshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story. Dvr. Thomas Francis Rainer. Royal Field Artillery 103rd Brigade Pte. Joseph D. Simmons. Gloucester Regiment 12th Btn.
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