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



9th October 1917

On this day:


  • 9th Oct 1917 On the March

  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers. have their HQ at Havrincourt Wood and report " Generally quiet day on our front with weather broken and cold. Three Other Ranks were slightly wounded by shell-fire.

    Headquarters Officers, gallantly led by the CO. and the Second in Command, started on the sand-bagging of Headquarters mess. The Padre and the Doctor claimed they did the lion's share of the work, but evidently they had never worked before!

    Thirty-three Other Ranks joined from reinforcement camp."

  • 2nd Essex & 2nd Lancs in action   2nd Essex & 2nd Lancs are in action at Poelcapple, with 12 Brigade.

  • 1st Norfolks attack Polderhoek Chateau   In the early hours 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment was involved in an attack on Polderhoek Chateau close to the Menin Road during the Third Battle of Ypres.

  • 9th Oct 1917 Training and Move

  • 9th Oct 1917 Artillery In Action

  •    From Ecurie Camp, 26 ORís 18th DLI relieved similar party from D Co working under CRE Roclincourt.

  • 9th Oct 1917 Working Parties

  • 9th Oct 1917 Reliefs

  • 9th Oct 1917 Reinforcements

  • 9th Oct 1917 In Billets

  • 9th Oct 1917 Relief





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • James William Alexander. Manchester Regiment 20th Battalion (5th Pals) Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Sydney Aley. 4th Btn.
  • Pte. Lawrence Brady. Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Private Arthur Patrick "Paddy" Burke. Manchester 5th Pals service Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Francis Chamberlain. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1st/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Clamp. VC Yorkshire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Joseph Donnan. Manchester Regiment 2nd/9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Alymer Eade. The King's Regiment (Liverpool) 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest East. Lincolnshire Regiment 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • William Charles Farr. Royal Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John William Gadsby. West Yorkshire Regiment 1/8th Btn. Leeds Rifles
  • Pte. Joseph Greenhalgh. Manchester Regiment 2/9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Howard. York and Lancaster Regiment 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. E. Jebbett. Machine Gun Corps 149th Coy.
  • Pte. Richard Jones. Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Battalion, C Coy. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Charles Allen Learmonth. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Fred Luscombe. West Yorkshire Regiment 1/6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harold Marwood. 6th Btn.
  • 2nd Lt. Harold Northrop. West Yorkshire Regiment 1/8 (Leeds Rifles) Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Archibald Thomas Parsons. Coldstream Guards 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Charles Edgar Phillips. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Edgar Phillips. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Reeves. MM. York & Lancaster Regt. 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Capt. William Victor Trevor Rooper. 1 Sqd. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Schneider. York and Lancaster Regiment 1st/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. George Scott. West Yorkshire Regiment 8h Btn. Read their Story.
  • Private William Senior. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1st / 5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Shirtliff. York & Lancaster Regiment
  • Pte. Dimitro Sinizki. 52nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Snelgrove. Lancashire Fusiliers 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gunner Herbert Taylor. Royal Garrison Artillery 119th Siege Bty
  • Pte. Henry Francis Thundercliffe. West Yorkshire Regiment 5th Btn. D Coy. 13 Pltoon. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Walter Wilkinson. Manchester Regiment 2/7th Btn. Read their Story.

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