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

19th October 1917

On this day:

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


    Parades and working parties as usual and good progress is being made with improvements in the billets and village generally. The weather continues good.

    Captain R.S Flood granted one month's special leave and proceeded today.

  • Australian Troop Transports   

    HMAT A4 Pera

    Pictured at Tasmania, Hobart, 1915-16 From: AWM A03211.

    HMAT A4 Pera weighed 7,635 tons with an average cruise speed of 11 knots or 20.37 kmph. It was owned by the P&O SN Co, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 6 January 1917. The Pera was torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean on 19 October 1917

  • 19th Oct 1917 Gun Dismantled


    Battalion relieved 16th WYR in L2 (ARLEUX) Sector. Maj. INCE returned to Details. Relief complete 4.23pm.

  • 19th Oct 1917 Discharged

  • 19th Oct 1917 Training & Football

  • 19th Oct 1917 Shelling

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Frmn. John Walter Gibson. SS Hazelwood Middlesborough Read their Story.
  • Pte. Jack Graham. Northumberland Fusiliers 18th Btn.
  • John Joseph Hannay. Royal Field Artillery 38th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Orton. MM. Yorkshire Regiment 8th Btn.
  • 2nd Lt. Reginald Pryce-Jones. York and Lancaster Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Edward Seddon. Royal Fusiliers 32nd Btn. Read their Story.

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