The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
9th August 1917On this day:
- 9th Aug 1917 On the Move
- 16th Lancs relieve 16th Northumberlands 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers relieved by 16 Btn Lancashire Fusiliers. The Northumberlands move to Ribaillet camp for seven unpleasant days.
- Activity in Front Line 245 Machine Gun Company
Mercatel and trenches.
At 1100, the practice barrage of the previous day was repeated.
Zero hour for the raid was at 0745 and rapid fire was maintained for 90 minutes. One NCO was wounded and sent to 20th Casualty Clearing Centre.
A suggestion was forwarded to the DMGO that relief of guns in the Right Sector should take place on the night of 13/14th August and in the Left Sector on the night of the 12/13th August.
One OR was wounded in Egret Trench.
- 9th August 1917 Ongoing training
- 9th Aug 1917 Heavy Shelling
- 9th Aug 1917 Turnips
- 9th Aug 1917 Training
- 9th Aug 1917 Route March
- 9th Aug 1917 In Camp
- 9th Aug 1917 Refitting
- 9th Aug 1917 Reliefs
- 9th of August 1917 Hostile Heavies
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