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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



9th August 1917

On 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





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Able Sea. Enoch Barton. HMS Vanguard Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Brown. Cheshire Rgt. 13th Btn.
  • Pte. Frank Hollingsworth. Monmouth Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. Claude Livingstone. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Pte. Frank Middleton. Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Nolan. Royal Field Artillery 103rd Brigade Read their Story.
  • Act. Bmbdr. George Arthur Porter. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade, ABty Read their Story.
  • Drvr. W. Read. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade, C Bty Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Charles Joseph Sixt. Royal Irish Rifles 15th Btn. Read their Story.

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