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11th September 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 September 1917

On this day:

  • Daily Activity   9th (Service) Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers (K2) later (from 25th Sep.1917) 9th Bn (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    Havrincourt Wood.

    At 0330 an enemy patrol (7) approached our line south of Yorkshire Bank and were driven off, but without casualties.

    R.3 was shelled late in the evening. Lieutenant J.A.L Johnston (D Company) was severely wounded in jaw, leg and foot, and had to go to hospital.

    The day generally was somewhat more lively than usual.

  • 11th September 1917 

  • 11th Sep 1917 Parades

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  • 11th Sep 1917 In Camp

  • 11th Sep 1917 Cleaning up


    Relieved 16th W Y R in the RED LINE the same time taking over from the 94th BRIGADE. An extra part of the RED LINE up to WILLERVAL NORTH. In command Maj. INCE. Relief complete 2.30am. Wet at first but fine later. Trenches falling in in all parts.

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Louis Fleeming Jenkin. MC & Bar. 1 Sqd. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Louis Fleeming Jenkin. MC. 1 Squadron Read their Story.
  • Spr. Thomas Musson. Royal Engineers 174 Tun. Coy. Read their Story.
  • Spr. A. H. Reynolds. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.

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