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17th September 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 September 1918

On this day:


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

    Bailleul.

    Companies employed in cleaning up billets. Ordinary training also carried out by Companies. Battalion bathed at St Jans Cappell.

    War Diaries


  • Preparing new positions   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    Work commenced on building 3 battery positions for incoming batteries.

    War Diaries


  • 17th Sep 1918 Gas Shells

  • 17th of September 1918 Heavy Gas Shoots

  • 17th Sep 1918 Bathing





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Reginald Arthur Evans. South Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt Peter Gaskin. Northumberland Fusiliers Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Gillon. Highland Light Infantry 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Rennie. Royal Scots 1st Garrison Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. William Henry Ridge. MM.& MSM. Royal Field Artillery 114th Bde. C Bty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Robinson. Wiltshire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Andrew H. "Dan" Rule. MM. Kings Own Scottish Borderers 1st/4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Jack Ernest Walker. 209th Sqdn. Read their Story.

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