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11th November 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 November 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers on the move   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers leave Zeggers Cappel and march to Ledringhem, en route for Ypres.

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

    Havrincourt Wood.

    Battalion in the line. Quiet day. No enemy activity.

    War Diaries


  • 11th Nov 1917 On the Move

  •    ARLEUX EN GOHELLE

    Fine day. Good visibility. Two hurricane bombardments of ULSTER trench and PILL BOX at U.25.a.8.2. Working parties as for the 10th. Col. CHEYNE took over command of the Battalion at 5.0pm. From 5.30pm to 7.0pm SAPPER DUMP & neighbourhood was shelled intermittently with 5.9 shells.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 11th Nov 1917 Church Parade

  • 11th Nov 1917 On the March

  • 11th Nov 1917 Interviews

  • 11th of November 1917 Dugout collapsed





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt Levi Henry Evans. Machine Gun Corps 95th Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. Malcolm Gillies. Royal Scots 1st Garrison Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. James Jones. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 7th Btn.
  • Pte. Andrew Lee. Cheshire Regiment 15th Btn.
  • L/Cpl. Harry Mee. Notts & Derby Regiment 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Muir. Royal Scots 1st Garrison Btn. Read their Story.

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