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



19th September 1917

On this day:


  • Football   At Ruyaulcourt 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers held Parades, bathing and working parties as usual. The Battalion football team beat the 108th Brigade team by two goals to one after a good tussle.

    9th Royal Irish Fusiliers diary WO 95/2505/2


  • 19th September 1917 Training courses

  • 19th Sep 1917 Many Casualties

  • 19th Sep 1917 Into Reserve

  • 19th Sep 1917 In Action

  •    BRAY TRENCHES IN SUPPORT BEHIND ARLEUX

    Battalion relieved 13th EYR in the ARLEUX SECTOR, Battalion being in support to 16th WYR. Relief was carried out very smoothly and was complete by 3.0pm. Casualties nil. Weather remained very fine.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 19th Sep 1917 Training

  • 19th Sep 1917 On the March

  • 19th Sep 1917 Equipment

  • 19th Sep 1917 Reliefs

  • 19th of September 1917 A tall order

  • 19th Sep 1917 Shelling





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. Thomas Walter Henry Field. Royal Garrison Artillery 137th Heavy Battery Read their Story.
  • Gunner Thomas Walter Henry Field. Garrison Artillery 48th Heavy Battery
  • Pte. Leonard Mitchell. York and Lancaster Regiment 8th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Williams Oman. Seaforth Highlanders 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. George Norman Prentice. MM. 12th Australian Machine Gun Coy Read their Story.

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