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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:

  • Enemy Patrol   At 0330 an enemy patrol of seven approached the line held by 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, 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.

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  • 11th Sep 1917 Cleaning up

  • 11th Sep 1917 Reliefs

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    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.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

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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.
  • Ch.Ck. T. Wingett. SS Minnehaha Read their Story.

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