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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.

  • 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.

  • 17th August 1918 Ongoing actions

  •    MORBECQUE

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

  • 17th Aug 1918 Bathing

  • 17th Aug 1918 Training & Sports

  • 17th Aug 1918 Reliefs





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  • 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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