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13th December 1917On this day:
- 13th Dec 1917 Artillery Active
- 16th Northumberland Fusiliers return to the line 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers return to the line, taking over the front between Paddebeek and Lekker Botterbeek, with battalion HQ at Hubner Farm.
- 21st Londons in reserve By 4 a.m. on the 13th of December the 21st Londons report, relief complete. The Battalion bivouacked on a hill side.
War Diary 21 Londons
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
South of Marcoing.
Captured a prisoner at 0430 of the 6th (Reserve Infantry Regiment). Battalion stood to at 0530 to meet a rumoured attack at 0630.
Word received from Division Headquarters at 0330 that the enemy was to attack in great force at 0630. No attack however took place.
Inspection of arms by Staff Sgt Armourer. Coy training. Lewis Gunners … mechanism. Bombing sections … throwing, tactics and mechanism of bombs. Rifle sections … rifle grenade practice with dummies, tactics and mechanism of grenades.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 13th Dec 1917 Shelling
- 13th of December 1917 Cold and Frosty
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