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7th September 1917On this day:
- 124th Heavy Battery to 11 HAG 124th Heavy Battery, RGA join 11 Heavy Artillery Group from 9 HAG on 7th of September 1917
- Exchange of Fire At Havrincourt Wood, 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers report "Enemy fired a few small minenwerfers (pineapples) around Yorkshire Bank.
Our trench mortars retaliating with good effect.
Our own and enemy machine guns were quiet.
Our wire entanglements and trenches were improved at Yorkshire Bank.
Patrols – nothing to report. No casualties."
Minenwerfer (German for mine thrower) were a range of short range mortars used extensively by the German Army during WW1. "Pineapples" on the other hand were hand grenades and in particular this was the name given to the German "Kugelhandgranate" (ball grenade).
9th Royal Irish Fusiliers diary WO 95/2505/2
- 7th September 1917 Training and inspections
- 7th Sep 1917 Change of Group
- Preparations At Bray 18th DLI spent the day in cleaning and making out deficiency lists. Training arrangements discussed and ground reconnoitred.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 7th Sep 1917 At the Ranges
- 7th Sep 1917 Reliefs
- 7th Sep 1917 Reliefs
- 7th Sep 1917 Working Party & Training
- 7th Sep 1917 Trench Work
- 7th of September 1917 Repeat the routine
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