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

17th August 1918

On this day:

  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    Reference Sheet 28 Kemmel 1/10000. Mont Noir.

    Day was spent in cleaning and inspections. At 2200 two Companies bathed at R.26.d. central. Work was done at tunnel at Battalion Headquarters and salvage at Berthen.

    War Diaries

  • Heavy enemy shelling   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    37th SB (forward position) was heavily shelled. 2 men were killed and 3 wounded also 1 gun was put out of action.

    War Diaries

  • 17th August 1918 Ongoing actions


    Coy training. Patrol demonstration & lecture by R. SCOTS FUSILIERS & R. WELSH FUSILIERS in their recent experience in pushing forward at VIEUX BERQUIN.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 17th Aug 1918 Bathing

  • 17th Aug 1918 Training & Sports

  • 17th Aug 1918 Reliefs

  • 17th Aug 1918 Artillery Active

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John James Broom. East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Thomas Brown. London Regiment 18th Battalion
  • Pte. Whitney Glen "Paddy" Robertson. 18th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Edward Tucker. 45th Btn. Read their Story.

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