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



9th December 1917

On this day:


  • 9th Dec 1917 On the March

  • Londons Regiments in action   The War diary of the 21st London Regiment records: Considerable hostile shelling against our posts resulting in the evacuation of a post on our right garrisoned by the 23rd London Regt.

    1 p.m. A counter attack is made by the 21st Londons, consisting of 20 O.Rís with a platoon in support was conducted by 2nd/Lt Stoke. This operation resulted in driving the enemy to the N side of the sunken road in K.10.b but further progress was impossible owing to heavy machine gun fire down the road. Lt Richmond and 2 O.Rís killed. Sgt Alexander who had been shot through the thigh early in the morning, slipped away from the regimental aid post and returned to the line when the enemy were attacking. He left the trench and charged and dispersed a party of the enemy with the bayonet but was killed whilst performing this act of gallantry.

    About 12 midnight the Advance Post under Lt C H Edmunds withdraws.

    War Diary 21 Londons


  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    South of Marcoing. Battalion in Brigade support.

    War Diaries


  • 9th Dec 1917 On the Move

  •    ECOIVRES

    Church parades, no work.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 9th Dec 1917 Reliefs

  • 9th Dec 1917 In the Line

  • 9th Dec 1917 Training





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