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17th February 1918On 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.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 17th Feb 1918 Church Parade
- 17th Feb 1918 On the March
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