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17th February 1918 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



17th February 1918

On this day:


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

    17-18 February 1918

    Patrols nightly in No man's land but no enemy encountered and wire found good. Officers in enemy front line seen observing our lines through glasses.

  • Zeppelin Raids on Britain   A single aircraft attacked the following night, hitting St. Pancras station. 21 people were killed and 32 injured.

  • Relieving 65th by sections   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    59th Batteries started to relieve the batteries of the 65th Brigade by sections. Stripped guns were taken over in position.

  •    FRONT LINE L1 SECTOR

    Visibility good. Relieved by 4th GRENADIER GUARDS. 3 Coy’s less 1 platoon relieved in daylight. Train leaving DAYLIGHT RAILHEAD 3.30pm. Remainder of Battalion relieved at night leaving DAYLIGHT RAILHEAD ay 9.30pm. Arriving at BRAY CAMP at about 11pm.

  • 17th Feb 1918 Church Parade





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  • 2nd Lt. Sidney Armstrong. 37 Squadron Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Horler. West Yorkshire Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas James Rutherford. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.

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