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

20th October 1917

On this day:

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

    Ruyaulcourt P.10.c.8.4.

    A very fine day and the Divisional Steeplechase was held in the area. Eighty Other Ranks with many of the Officers attended and the sport was very good.

    The following Officers joined the Battalion today: 2nd Lieutenants G.T.L Bayliff, S.F Moran, H.D Jack.

    War Diaries

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   KUK U-20 Austrian Submarine

    Type U-20 Shipyard Ordered Launched 18th September 1916 Commissioned 20th October 1917

    28 May 1916 - 14 Apr 1917 Klemens Ritter von Bezard
    28 Jul 1917 - 29 Nov 1917 Franz Rzemenowsky von Trautenegg
    29 Nov 1917 - 11 Mar 1918 Hermann Rigele
    11 Mar 1918 - 4 Jul 1918 Ludwig Müller

    No flotilla information available

    Successes No successes.

    Fate Sunk (date not recorded)
    Wreck was raised in 1962 and conning tower is on display in Vienna.

    John Doran

  • 20th Oct 1917 9th York & Lancs relieved by 11th West Yorks

  • 20th Oct 1917 Work on Guns


    Weather fine. During night enemy TM’s were active on South end of our front and behind our front line.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 20th Oct 1917 Travelling

  • 20th Oct 1917 Enemy Aircraft

  • 20th Oct 1917 Advance Party

  • 20th Oct 1917 Reinforcements

  • 20th Oct 1917 Cinematographer Visits Camp

  • 20th Oct 1917 On the Move

  • 20th of October 1917 Work and Play

  • 20th Oct 1917 Trench Raid

  • 20th of October 1917 Silent working

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Killed, Wounded, Missing and Prisoner Reports published this day.

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Bombardier Samuel Elisha Bissell. Royal Garrison Artillery 284th Seige Battery
  • Rflm. F. W. Cheeseman. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Gourley. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Joseph Llewellyn Hullah. Machine Gun Corps Read their Story.
  • Spr. A. P. Oyns. Royal Engineers 50th Search Light Coy. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. Christian William Pitt. London Regiment 1/21st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Henry Robert Ward. Royal Field Artillery 82nd Bde. Read their Story.
  • Spr Archie Joseph Young. 1st Australian Tunnelling Company Read their Story.

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