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

16th September 1917

On this day:

  • Orders for Move   245th Machine Gun Company have their HQ at Mercatel and are in the trenches. Received Operations Order No.118 from 50th Division: "151st Inf. Brigade to relieve 150th Brigade in Vis and Guemappe Sectors on the night 20/21st August 1917."

  • Church Parade   9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers are at Ruyaulcourt. Reverend. F.J Halahan, Senior Chaplain to the Forces, preached and conducted service for Church of England with the combined Bands of the 1st and 9th Battalions in attendance. A football match was held in the afternoon versus 13th Royal Irish Rifles, whom we beat by 6 0. A working party of twenty Other Ranks resumed work at R.3 after dusk.

    War Diaries

  • 16th September 1917 Church services

  •    Sunday Church parade was held at 10.45am. at Bray for the 18th Btn Durham Light Infantry.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 16th Sep 1917 Brigade Sports

  • 16th Sep 1917 Fatigues

  • 16th Sep 1917 At Rest

  • 16th Sep 1917 On the March

  • 16th Sep 1917 In the Trenches

  • 16th of September 1917 Apples & Custard

  • 16th Sep 1917 Reliefs

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Arthur Harold Le Grice. 29th Btn A Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Watson. Durham Light Infantry 14th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Watson. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gunner William James Williams. Royal Garrison Artillery 153 Siege Battery Read their Story.

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