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8th September 1917On this day:
- 8th September 1917 Return to Western Front
- Temp commander takes over 16th Northumberland Fusiliers Following a shell burst on Battalion HQ sleeping quarters, which injured the commanding officer, Capt Lindsay (attached Bde staff) takes over command of the 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers temporarily.
- Quiet 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers spend a very quiet day at Havrincourt Wood. There was little trench mortar or machine gun fire during the day.
A German called across to our men "Jock, have you been here before"? He got no reply however.
2nd Lieutenant Partridge and four men went out on a patrol. They did not come into contact with enemy.
Wire entanglements and deepening of the communication trench on Yorkshire Bank continued.
9th Royal Irish Fusiliers diary WO 95/2505/2
- Inspections 9th Queens Royal Lancers
8th Sep - HQ Bernieulles - Inspection of kits, arms, saddlery and horses by Squadrons.
- 8th Sep 1917 Change of Group
8th - 11th September. Training at BRAY and round about: chief objective of training during this period was the instruction of leaders, this was carried out very largely by means of tactical exercises without troops: bayonet fighting, gas defences & applied musketry training also specially worked at.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 8th Sep 1917 Kit Inspection
- 8th Sep 1917 Artillery Active
- 8th Sep 1917 Bravery Recognised
- 8th Sep 1917 Reliefs
- 8th Sep 1917 Shelling
- 8th of September 1917 Working hard
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