The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
10th December 1917On this day:
- 10th Dec 1917 Ready to Move
- Quieter day for 21st Londons 21st Battalion London Regiment record in their War Diary: Day considerably quieter. At dusk Lt H.A. Gilkes MC and 3 O.Rs went out to the old advanced post at K.11.a, evacuated previous night. A number of ‘P’ bombs were thrown into the dugouts and the entrances to the tunnels.
War Diary 21 Londons
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
South of Marcoing.
One-hundred and sixty Other Ranks and four Officers for a working party, carrying up wire to front line.
This work in assisting 16th Bn Royal Irish Rifles the Divisions Pioneer Battalion.
Inspection of Coy’s in marching order, and route marches under Coy arrangements.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 10th Dec 1917 Patrols
- 10th Dec 1917 Reliefs
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Remembering those who died this day. Pte. Charles Barker. Middlesex Regiment Rifleman Stephen Hugh Densham. The London Regiment L/Sgt. William Foley. South Wales Borderers 11th Btn. Read their Story. Pte. Richard Maxwell Fletcher Reid. Kings Own Scottish Borderers 6th Btn. Read their Story. Sgt. John Watson. Yorkshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
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