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

17th June 1918

On this day:

  • 17th Jun 1918 On the Move

  • 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers train   17-19 June 1918 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers war diary records: Company training including bayonet fighting and musketry. One Company each morning on the range. Specialists classes in the afternoon for Lewis Gunners, Scouts, Signallers, Section Commanders, etc. The range open for voluntary shooting practice in the the evening.

    War Diaries

  • 8th Ammunition Column RFA leave Le Havre   8th Ammunition Column RFA left Le Havre for the first army on 17th June 1918, arriving at Liercourt on 18th June 1918. Here I saw my first battle in the air, then had a 6 hour march to Trouville.


    Moved to neighbourhood of BOIS DES HUITS RUES C.16.b.5.5. owing to the reserve Brigade of 9th Division returning to take over our camp.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 17th Jun 1918 Patrol

  • 17th Jun 1918 Trench Raid

  • 17th Jun 1918 Reliefs

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. James Matthes Bourne. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Stanley Stainton Bragg. Durham Light Infantry 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Francis Cleaver. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 10th Btn.
  • Gnr. Rennie Dixon. Royal Garrison Artillery 153rd Heavy Battery Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Rennie Dixon. Royal Garrison Artillery 153rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte A V Siebert. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.

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