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

17th May 1918

On this day:

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

    Sheet 28NW E.6.b 1/20,000. Yellow Line.

    • 2000. Relieved 2nd Royal Irish Rifles in Brigade Reserve in front
    • system Left Brigade Sector.
    • Dispositions:
    • right front, C Company;
    • left front, B Company;
    • support, A and D Companies with Headquarters in Canal bank.
    • Flanking units:
    • right, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers;
    • left, Belgian Battalion.

    Relief completed about 12 midnight.

    Working on defences by night only, to avoid observation. Enemy activity confined to shelling, probably meant for batteries west of canal. One fatal casualty in A Company. Brilliant sunshine and intense heat during six-day tour.

    War Diaries

  • 22nd Northumberlands join 16th Division   On the 17th May 1918 the 22nd Northumberlands were reduced to cadre strength and transferred to the 16th (Irish) Division.


    Order received for relief of 92nd Bde (to whom we are attached) by 4th GUARD Bde. Order cancelled. At night working parties digging following strong points A Coy 4 FILS AYMON, B Coy HAUTE PORTE FERME, D Coy PHINC BOOM. C Coy carrying wiring material.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 17th May 1918 Training

  • 17th May 1918 Training

  • 17th May 1918 Reliefs

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