The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
9th September 1917On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th (Service) Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers (K2)
later (from 25th Sep.1917) 9th Bn (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers.
A quiet day in the trenches. Some enemy trench mortars fired around Yorkshire Bank, and an enemy plane flew very low over the Bank.
We carried out work on the Bank, wiring and improving trenches and deepening new trenches at R.3. No casualties.
- Schütte-Lanz Airship.
- First Flight: 9th September 1917
- Length: 198.3 metres (651 ft)
- Diameter: 22.96 metres (75 ft)
- Gas Capacity: 56,000 cubic meters
- Performance: 102.6 km/h
- Payload: 35.5 tonnes
- Engines: 5 Maybach 1,200 hp/895 kW total
Navy ship based at Ahlhorn. Burnt in huge hangar explosion and fire along with four zeppelin airships on the 5th January 1918 after only two missions.
- 9th September 1917 Church services
- 9th Sep 1917 March Past
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Remembering those who died this day. Pte. William Hiley. North Staffordshire Regiment 1/6th Battalion Pte. John Henry Hector Wilson. Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Read their Story.
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