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8th October 1917On this day:
- 8th Oct 1917 On the March
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Havrincourt Wood K.31.c.0.0.
Corps have ordered all Battalions to be continually on the offensive while holding the line. Consequently the Battalion will organize patrols nightly (weather permitting) and raids will be carried out at fixed periods. Owing to very bad weather no patrols went out on night of 7/8. Very quiet in the line, afternoon and night very wet and the men got a special issue of rum.
- SS Memphian lost Seven miles East/North-East of the Arklow light vessel, the Memphian was torpedoed by U-boat 96 captained by Kapitanleutenant Heinrich Jeb. Thirty-two crew members were lost. Wreckage and bodies washed up along the Cambrian coast. A few were identified but most lie in graves marked as unknown at the locations where they were found, their names recorded as being lost at sea on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.
- 8th Oct 1917 Lecture for Officers
- 8th Oct 1917 On the Move
- ECURIE CAMP
A Co relieved C Co in LONG WOOD.
- 8th Oct 1917 Out of Bed
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