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17th September 1917 - 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 September 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieved by 2nd Inniskillings   2nd Battalion, Inniskilling Fusiliers relieve the 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers in the Lombartzyde sector.

  • Daily Activity   9th (Service) Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers (K2) later (from 25th Sep.1917) 9th Bn (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    Ruyaulcourt.

    The Battalion paraded at 1030 for inspection by the Corps Commander who expressed his satisfaction in generous terms of the appearance of the Battalion and the Transport.

    The working parties carried on in afternoon and evening.

  • 1st Siege Battery RGA defend Ypres   The 1st Siege Battery RGA was part of the defence of Ypres, probably sited in or near Zillabeke - Birr crossroads.

  • 17th September 1917 Training on sands

  • 405 Bty Entrain   405 Bty, 166 Bde RFA left Le Havre for Marseilles via Paris and Rouen travelling by forage van.

  • 17th Sep 1917 Treatment for Gassed

  • 17th Sep 1917 Heavy Shelling

  •    BRAY

    Battalion attack practice over old trench South of NEUVILLE ST VAAST.

  • 17th Sep 1917 Lecture

  • 17th Sep 1917 On the March





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Frederick Stanley Daymond. 7th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Thomas George Dix. Durham Light Infantry 1/8th Batalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Laugher. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred A. Smith. South Lancashire Regiment 1st/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Richard Sowden. Cheshire Regiment 9th Btn.
  • Lt. Frederick Harold Tubb. VC 7th Battalion
  • L/Cpl. Edward Alfred Williamson. Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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