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11th December 1917 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

11th December 1917

On this day:

  • 11th Dec 1917 Inspection


    Fine day. Good deal of our own & enemy aeroplanes activity. Gas shells (77mm & 4.2) on L2 & L3 Sectors.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 21st Londons consolidate   Consolidation work continued for 21st Londons continued. Situation fairly quiet except for some sniping from Graincourt.

    War Diary 21 Londons

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

    South of Marcoing.

    Battalion in Brigade support.

    There were four Officers and 100 Other Ranks on a carrying party from 1630 to 0200(12th December 1917).

    War Diaries

  • 11th Dec 1917 Relief Delayed


    Companies firing on BRAY RANGES. When not firing Lewis Gunners received instruction on mechanism of L.G. Bombers mechanism of bombs, Riflemen did bayonet fighting.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 11th Dec 1917 Patrols

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Maurice Victor Cousins. Sherwood Forresters 2nd/6th Btn.
  • Cpl. Harold Dunnicliffe. Notts & Derby Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Mills. VC. Manchester Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.

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