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



20th November 1917

On this day:


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

    Maxwell Avenue K.25.d.9.9.

    The Division (109th Brigade) moved to the attack at 0620 with 107th and 108th Brigades in support. Battalion 'details' remain in Velu Wood under command of Major J.G Brew and Transport at Hermies Slag Heap.

    2nd Lieutenant E.J.L Turner, Transport Officer, returned from leave.

    The Battalion moved to a position 500 yards north-east of Velu Wood at 0820. At 1400 the Battalion moved from this position to Broken Bridge for dinner. At 1530 moved to R.3. The Battalion went into dugouts at 2040 for the night.

  • 20th November 1917 Battle of Cambrai

  • 20th Nov 1917 On the March

  •    ARLEUX EN GOHELLE

    Inter company relief. D Coy relieved B Coy. C Coy relieved A Coy. Some shelling on BRITANNIA & BRANDY during the evening.

  • 20th Nov 1917 On the March

  • 20th Nov 1917 Ready to Move





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Cyril Sheldon "Sid" Allen. DCM. Tank Corps A Btn.
  • Pte. William Barker. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. James Bridgeman. Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Deeprose. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. William Durham. West Yorkshire Regiment 2nd/6th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. David Erasmus. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2/4th Battalion. A Company. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Archibald Hardy. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tynside Irish) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Fred Hargreaves. Royal Fusiliers 8th Btn.
  • Pte. George Edward Hawes. Essex Regiment 1st Batt Read their Story.
  • CCpl. George "Dod" Heron. Gordon Highlanders 2/5th Battallion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. John Laverty. MM. Royal Irish Fusiliers 7th/8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. John Laverty. MM. Royal Irish Fusiliers 7/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick McKee. MM Royal Irish Fusiliers 7th/8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick McKee. MM. Royal Irish Fusiliers 7/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Drum Major Peter McNeill. Black Watch 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick James Pole. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 2nd/6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Edward Stollery. Royal Fusiliers 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Taylor. King's (Liverpool) Regiment 12th Bn Read their Story.
  • Capt. Richard William Leslie Wain. VC. Manchester Regiment
  • Capt. Richard William Leslie Wain. VC. Manchester Regiment 25th Btn. att. A Bn. Tank Corps Read their Story.

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