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17th October 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 October 1918

On this day:


  • Reorganisation   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse), Royal Irish Fusiliers. are at Drie Masten. The morning was spent in cleaning, reorganization and inspections

  • Recce for new positions   Positions were reconnoitered by 59th Heavy Artillery Brigade for covering an attack on the Lys River. Each battery subsequently moved forward and got into action by nightfall near Hulste.

  • 17th Oct 1918 Shelling

  • 17th Oct 1918 On the Move





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Joseph Barry. MM. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Lee Bell. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Allan Crabtree. Royal Army Medical Corps. 62nd Gen. Hosp Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. Patrick Feeney. Royal Scots (Lothian Regt) 11th Btn.
  • Gnr. Arthur Hills. Royal Garrison Artillery "K" Anti-Aircraft Bty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William McIntyre. Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars 1st/1st
  • Pte. Thomas Tingey. Manchester Regiment 19th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William A. Woodburn. Highland Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.

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