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

12th September 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieve 5/6th Royal Scots   16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers move into Lombartzyde sector, relieving 5/6th Royal Scots.

  • Patrols   A patrol under 2nd Lieutenant Partridge, 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers 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 in the area held by D Company, 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers resulting in the blocking of the communication trench. One Other Rank of B Company, 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers was badly wounded in the left eye.

    War Diaries

  • 12th September 1917 Training courses

  • 12th Sep 1917 On the Move

  •    BRAY

    Training as above: lecture by Capt. G.A.U. GILL RAMC on sanitation at 5.0pm I ECOIVRES.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 12th Sep 1917 Battalion Sports

  • 12th Sep 1917 Reliefs Completed

  • 12th Sep 1917 On the March

  • 12th Sep 1917 On the Move

  • 12th of September 1917 Cookhouse Routine

  • 12th Sep 1917 Training

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Henry Abigail. Norfolk Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. C. Britton. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Alfred Coe. Suffolk Regiment 11th Btn.
  • Pte. Robert McClelland. Army Service Corps 594th MT Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Wycherley. Manchester Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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