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12th December 1917On this day:
- 12th Dec 1917 Training
- 21st Londons relieved Consolidation continued for the 21st Londons, situation fairly quiet except for some sniping from Graincourt. At 6 p.m. Two companies are relieved by 23rd Bn Royal Fusiliers. Remaining Companies relieved about midnight by the 22nd Bn London Regiment.
War Diary 21 Londons
- Daily Activity South of Marcoing 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers.
are in Brigade support on being relieved by 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in the line at dusk.
C Company on right. B Company on outpost line.
A Company on left. D Company in support.
- 12th Dec 1917 Relief Completed
All Officers and 6 NCO’s per Company, with a syndicate from M.G & T.M. Companies took part in a tactical exercise without troops. Coy training consisted of Lewis Gunners working on mechanism of guns. Bombers construction, throwing and tactics of bombs. Riflemen working at rifle grenade practice, construction and tactics.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 12th Dec 1917 Patrols
- 12th Dec 1917 In Support
- 12th of December 1917 Transfer to Metz Front
- 12th Dec 1917 Training
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