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



6th September 1917

On this day:


  • 6th Sep 1917 Counter Attack

  •    During the Third battle of Ypres, 2/5th Battalion Warwicks made an unsuccessful night attack on Hill 35 on the 6th of September. They were part of the 61st Division, which had attacked several times in the previous week.

  • Trench Work   9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers are at Havrincourt Wood. Day very quiet. Situation normal and no casualties. They constructed wire entanglements in front of our advanced outpost line and improved our communication trenches on Yorkshire Bank.

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


  • 6th September 1917 Training and inspections

  •    VANCOUVER CAMP NEUVILLE ST VAAST

    All Companies were in camp at 2.30am and got a meal on arrival. 3 ORís wounded on way out. Battalion paraded at 5.0pm and marched to TERRITORIAL SIDING in a violent thunderstorm, they then entrained and proceeded to BRAY where they were partly in billets and partly in huts.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 6th Sep 1917 Parades

  • 6th Sep 1917 Red Cross Funds Benefit

  • 6th Sep 1917 Demonstration

  • 6th Sep 1917 Carrying Parties

  • 6th Sep 1917 Working Party & Training

  • 6th Sep 1917 Reliefs

  • 6th of September 1917 Work and Training

  • 6th of September 1917 More frying





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. John Craig Anderson. Royal Garrison Artillery 9th Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. David Barnes. Royal Irish Rifles 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Delargy. Royal Scots 1/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Bernard McGurk. Machine Gun Corps 125th Coy. Read their Story.
  • Charles Thomas Porter. Worcestershire Regiment 1/7th Btn Read their Story.
  • Dvr. John Turner. Royal Field Artillery 86th Brigade, C Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Sidney Williams. Manchester Regiment 19th Btn. Read their Story.

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