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



7th October 1917

On this day:


  • 7th Oct 1917 Training

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

    Havrincourt Wood K.31.c.0.0.

    Church Parades in morning.

    Battalion relieved 12th Royal Irish Rifles at night and are disposed as follows:

    • A Company on right (two Platoons in front line, one Platoon in reserve line);
    • B Company in reserve (at Broken House Dump);
    • C Company Yorkshire Bank (one Platoon in reserve at Cheetham Switch north of Henley Avenue);
    • D Company R.3 (One Platoon in Mine Dugout at J.36.b.10.2).

    Very wet afternoon and evening so working parties in the line were cancelled.

    War Diaries


  • 7th Oct 1917 Church Parade

  • 7th Oct 1917 Stormy Weather

  •    ECURIE CAMP

    Sunday. Working parties as above except for party of 1 Officer and 25 ORís on SPRINGVALE CAMP RANGE finished and no longer required.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 7th Oct 1917 Much Stronger

  • 7th Oct 1917 Into Reserve

  • 7th Oct 1917 Church Parade

  • 7th Oct 1917 At the Ready

  • 7th Oct 1917 Reliefs

  • 7th of October 1917 Relieved

  • 7th of October 1917 To church





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Joseph P Boutke. Manchester Regiment 2/7th Battalion
  • Spr. W. Cleworth. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Spr. Hector Deveaux. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Lt. William Frances Hall. Manchester Regiment 20th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Alfred Rackley. Bedfordshire Regiment 6th btn Read their Story.
  • Spr. Blise Herbert Rogers. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Pte. Arthur Douglas Wells. Hampshire Regiment 1st/5th Btn. Read their Story.

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