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



12th October 1917

On this day:


  • 12th Oct 1917 Attack Made

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

    Havrincourt Wood.

    Quiet day. The Divisional Commander and Brigadier visited Headquarters.

    Captain A Hulse detailed as member of Court Martial today at Neuville.

    Draft ninety Other Ranks joined from the Divisional Reinforcement Camp, eighteen being old hands, and 72 North Irish Horse.

    The Commanding Officer was busy over details regarding the North Irish Horse amalgamation with this Battalion.

    2nd Lieutenant J.A Cooke to be acting Adjutant pending the arrival of Captain G.W.N Barefoot MC of the 1st Battalion.

  • 12th Oct 1917 9th Brigade AIF in action

  • 12th Oct 1917 Assault Made

  • 12th Oct 1917 Under Shellfire

  • 12th Oct 1917 Out of Bed

  • 12th Oct 1917 Working Parties

  • 12th Oct 1917 Working Parties and Training





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  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.




Remembering those who died this day.

  • Lt. Thomas Acheson Armstrong. 33rd Btn. C Coy. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Albert Barber. York & Lancaster Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. Simon Bernstein. Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Archibald Boswell. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Grdsm. John Bradon. Grenadier Guards 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • CSM. George Bricknell. MM. South Staffordshire Regiment 8th Battalion, D Company Read their Story.
  • Pte W R Brooks. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Fred Broomfield. South Staffordshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sjt. John Hood Clark. Royal Scots 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Bartram Edwards. 39th Battalion
  • Pte. Matthew Gray. DCM 34th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. George Frederick Hatty. 10th Australian Machine Gun Coy Read their Story.
  • Capt. Clarence Smith "Jeff" Jeffries. VC 34th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn Thomas Knight. West Yorks Regiment 1/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sjt. Charles Casio Lawrence. MM. Rifle Brigade 7th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.
  • A/Bdr. Henry Lowe. Royal Field Artillery 83rd Bde. C Bty. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Ernest Edwin Mayhew. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sjt. Lewis McGee. VC. 40th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Lewis McGee. VC. Australian Infantry 40th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Downie McLellan. 4th Australian Pioneers Read their Story.
  • Pte. Downie McLellan. Australian Infantry 4th Australian Pioneers Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Milne. Royal Scots 11th Battalion
  • Rfm. David Muir. 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade. 2nd Bn. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. David Muir. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Oglesby. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Oglesby. 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Enoch Shepherd. MM. South Staffordshire Regiment 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Henry Smith. 33rd Battalion D Company Read their Story.

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