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

18th October 1917

On this day:

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


    Improvements being carried out in our reserve billets with pathway to Battalion Headquarters levelled and the Officers' Ante-room nearing completion.

    The following 2nd Lieutenants are granted permission to wear badges of Lieutenant pending Gazette: E.J.L Turner, J Woods, J.A Cooke, E Hamilton, and I.E McCausland.

    The 8/9 Rifles beat our Soccer team at Equancourt by one goal to nil after an excellent game.

    War Diaries

  • Second Leave for 106th Coy RE   106th Coy Royal Engineers 2nd Leave at La Preial, the rest area was Bethune where it was very quiet.

  • 18th Oct 1917 9th York & Lancs relieve 8th KOYLI

  • 18th Oct 1917 Guns Dismantled


    Quiet day: weather bright and fine.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 18th Oct 1917 Into Town

  • 18th Oct 1917 Training & Football

  • 18th Oct 1917 Shelling

  • 18th Oct 1917 In the Front Line

  • 18th Oct 1917 Special Work

  • 18th Oct 1917 Training

  • 18th of October 1917 TMs Bombard Wire

  • 18th Oct 1917 In the Trenches

  • 18th of October 1917 Quiet at the front

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • CQMS. W. Alexander. 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Bmbdr. Arthur Joseph Backhouse. Royal Field Artillery 173 Brigade, ABty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Blooman. 48th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Brown. Yorkshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Daynes. Yorkshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Harris. Rifle Brigade 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Henry Mitchell. Sherwood Foresters 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Wealleans. Durham Light Infantry 12th Btn. Read their Story.

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