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

7th December 1917

On this day:

  • 7th Dec 1917 On the Move

  • 21st Londons at Graincourt   Work of consolidation of line continued for the 21st Londons. Enemy M.G. & snipers being active for Graincourt & neighbourhood. Much desultory shelling around Battn Hqrs. Patrols etc. maintained. 9 p.m. 21st London Battn Hqrs moved from forward system into George Str near Bde Hqrs. An advanced Hqrs is left in the old position under Capt Strickland. Lieut Col Dawes resumed command of the 21st Battalion, London Regiment.

    War Diary 21 Londons

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

    Trenches south of Marcoing.

    Battalion in line with Enemy artillery very active, particularly at 1430 when he attacked on our right. Eight casualties to Other Ranks.

    War Diaries

  • 7th Dec 1917 New Billets

  • 7th Dec 1917 On the Move


    A quiet morning, except for slight shelling (4.2s) of OAK ALLEY, which soon ceased on our artillery retaliating. 3 E.A. over our line in the morning. We were relieved by 1 Coy of 1st LONDON REGT. Relief complete at 1.5pm. Battalion moved out to YORK CAMP ECOIVRES, which was reached about 5.30pm. D & B Coy’s travelling by light railway, and A & C + HQ Coy’s by bus from ROCLINCOURT to MONT ST ELOY & marching the remainder of the way.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 7th Dec 1917 Training

  • 7th Dec 1917 In the Trenches

  • 7th Dec 1917 In the Trenches

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte Sidney Ralph Jacob. Royal Berkshire Regment 2nd/4th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Edward Sandell. London Regiment 19th (County of London) Batallion (St. Pancras)
  • Pte. Thomas Sanders. Kings Own Scottish Borderers 1st/4th Btn.
  • Rfmn. Frank Andrews Smith. MM Rifle Brigade 7th (Service) Brigade Read their Story.
  • Dvr. John Taylor. Royal Field Artillery 122 Bde. B Bty. Read their Story.
  • Staff Sgt. William Albert Wright. Royal Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Read their Story.

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