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

15th December 1917

On this day:

  • 15th Dec 1917 Football

  • 21st Londons return to billets   At 6 p.m. on the 15th December the 21st Londons are relieved by 7th Bn London Regt and withdraw to Bertincourt. By 9 p.m. the men of the 21st Battalion are in billets at Bertincourt.

    War Diary 21 Londons

  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers. are South of Marcoing. Battalion is in the line. D Company relieved B Company in the outpost line. One Officer 2nd Lieutenant Bray and three Other Ranks casualties.

    War Diaries

  • Training   Section training for all Companies of 18th DLI. Sections also to be combined into one platoon for a small tactical scheme to bring out the co-operation of all weapons of a platoon. Exercise to be supervised by Coy Commanders.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 15th Dec 1917 Reliefs Completed

  • 15th Dec 1917 Convoy Arrives

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. William Joseph Hayes. Durham Light Infantry 5th Btn.
  • Stoker George Charles Pickett. HMS Arbutus Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Ernest Walter Winton. Royal Garrison Artillery 2nd Siege Battery Read their Story.

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