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

15th September 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers raid enemy lines   16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers in the Lombartzyde sector, undertake a raid on enemy raid on lines, casualties fairly heavy.

  • Huts   At Ruyaulcourt, Inspection Parades were held by 9th Irish Fusiliers under Company arrangements. The Brigadier visited the Battalion Transport for whom lines are in course of construction. Hutting work was in progress under 2nd Lieutenant Bennet (Works Officer) and a works party of ten Other Ranks was working after dusk at new Company Headquarters in the line at R.3.

    9th Royal Irish Fusiliers diary WO 95/2505/2

  • 15th September 1917 Formation and moves

  • 15th September 1917 Drill and Sports on sands

  • On the Move   405 Bty 166 Bde RFA embarked for France on the Archimedes

  • 15th Sep 1917 9th York & Lancs relieve 8th Buffs

  • 15th Sep 1917 Change of Group

  •    BRAY

    All officers and a number of NCO’s tactical exercise with a view to battalion attack scheme to be carried out Monday following.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 15th Sep 1917 Competition

  • 15th Sep 1917 Fatigues

  • 15th Sep 1917 On the Move

  • 15th Sep 1917 In the Trenches

  • 15th of September 1917 Early riser

  • 15th Sep 1917 Patrols

  • 16th Nov 1917 Change of Group

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