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12th September 1917On this day:
- 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieve 5/6th Royal Scots 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers move into Lombartzyde sector, relieving 5/6th Royal Scots.
- Daily Activity 9th (Service) Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers (K2)
later (from 25th Sep.1917) 9th Bn (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers.
A patrol under 2nd Lieutenant Partridge which went out at 2200 on 11th inst., for purpose of ambushing an enemy patrol. It lay out at K.32.b.5.4 until 0400 without having seen the enemy. This patrol worked in conjunction with one of 13th Royal Irish Rifles.
A number of 5.9 inch high explosive shells were fired by the enemy around R.3 (D Company), resulting in the blocking of the communication trench.
One Other Rank (B Company) was badly wounded in the left eye.
- 12th September 1917 Training courses
- 12th Sep 1917 On the Move
Training as above: lecture by Capt. G.A.U. GILL RAMC on sanitation at 5.0pm I ECOIVRES.
- 12th Sep 1917 Battalion Sports
- 12th Sep 1917 Reliefs Completed
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