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8th December 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

8th December 1917

On this day:

  • 8th Dec 1917 Parade

  • Quieter day for 21st Londons   21st Battalion London Regiment are engaged in work of consolidation & improvement of wire and communications. Day quieter and enemy in general less active.

    War Diary 21 Londons

  • Aeroplanes Active   9th Btn. Royal Irish Fusiliers are in trenches south of Marcoing, with heavy shelling by enemy. Enemy aeroplanes very active over our lines, flying very low. Relieved by 12th Royal Irish Rifles at 10.30pm. Fine day.

    While in front line 9th Battalion Irish Fusiliers improved trenches, made latrines, wired in front of trenches, and salved several articles of war. The suffered five casualties to Other Ranks. The Battalion goes into Brigade support on being relieved, less D Company who relieved the Buffs and King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in communication trench running north and south from front line.

    War Diaries

  • 8th Dec 1917 Food Shortages

  • 8th Dec 1917 In Support


    Baths and general cleaning up.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 8th Dec 1917 Training Difficult

  • 8th Dec 1917 Training Difficult

  • 8th Dec 1917 On the Range

  • 8th Dec 1917 In the Trenches

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. Herbert Sydney Cason. Sherwood Foresters 2/7th Battalion Read their Story.

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