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6th October 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 October 1917

On this day:

  • Wet Day   9th Royal Irish Fusiliers report from Ruyaulcourt. "Very wet day until late in the afternoon and all parades had to be cancelled. Captain Hulse reported for duty."

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

  • 6th Oct 1917 Gun Dismantled


    2Lt ASHLEY and party return to unit. Weather breaks very wet and stormy.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 6th Oct 1917 Training

  • 6th Oct 1917 Wet Day

  • 6th Oct 1917 Change of Command

  • 6th Oct 1917 Heavy Rain

  • 6th Oct 1917 Reliefs

  • 6th of October 1917 Marching in the rain

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Stkr/1st Cl. Bertram Figg. HMS Begonia
  • Stoker lst class. John Edward Fisher. HMS Begonia
  • Pte. Charles Robertson Helmrich. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Surgeon Probationer Wesley Cope Holdsworth. HMS Begonia Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edwin James Oakes. Devonshire 9th Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick Walsh. South Lancashire Regiment Read their Story.

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