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6th November 1917 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



6th November 1917

On this day:


  • 124th Heavy Battery to 16 HAG   124th Heavy Battery, RGA transfer to 16th Heavy Artillery Group from 50 HAG on the 6th of Nov 1917.

  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    Ruyaulcourt.

    The 'Officers' played 'the Rest' of the Battalion at Rugby in the afternoon. Match took place on the Battalion football ground. Result 'Officers' 10 points, 'Rest' 9 points.

  • Passchendaele captured by Allies   On 6th November 1917 Passchendaele was captured by Allied Forces but the battle for the high ground to the north of Passchendaele was still raging.

  • 6th Nov 1917 Travelling

  • 6th Nov 1917 Review

  • 6th Nov 1917 Clothing Issue

  • 6th Nov 1917 Working Parties & Training





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Louis Harvey Bardell. Somerset Light Infantry 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. J. H. Bolsom. Somerset Light Infantry 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. J. H. Bolsom. Somerset Light Infantry 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. John Booth. Royal Engineers 171st Tunnelling Company Read their Story.
  • Spr. John Booth. Royal Engineers 171st Tunneling Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Hanna. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Humphreys Humphreys. Royal Welch Fusiliers 1st/6th battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Edward Miller. Royal Field Artillery Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Muir. Royal Scots Fusiliers 12th Battalion
  • Pte. Joseph Norton. Royal Sussex Regiment 16th Battalion
  • Pte. Stanley Victor Roberts. Royal Sussex Regiment 16th Battalion
  • Pte. James Peter Robertson. VC. 27th (Manitoba) Battalion Read their Story.
  • John Fox Russell. VC MC Royal Welch Fusiliers
  • Capt. John Fox Russell. VC, MC. Royal Army Medical Corps att. 1st/6th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers Read their Story.
  • Capt. John Fox Russell. VC, MC. Royal Army Medical Corps Att. 1st/6th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Albert Sherlock. Royal Field Artillery 74th Div. Ammunition Col. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Albert Sherlock. Royal Field Artillery 74th Div. Ammunition Col. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Amos Smith. Royal Sussex Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. J. Taylor. South Staffordshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt.Col. Algernon Carteret Thynne. DSO Royal North Devon Hussars Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney John Trevelyan. Somerset Light Infantry 12th Battlion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Henry Witherstone. Herefordshire Regiment 1st Battalion

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