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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.

    War Diaries

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

    John Doran

  • 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.

    War Diaries


    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.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 17th Feb 1918 Church Parade

  • 17th Feb 1918 On the March

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 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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