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21st October 1917On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Church Parades were held in the morning and Rugby football in the afternoon (first practice). A very fine day.
The following decorations have been awarded for gallantry in the field at Ypres on 16th August 1917:
- Military Cross.
- Captain T.F Given
- Captain R.S Flood
- Captain O.V Burrows Royal Army Medical Corps
- Regimental Sergeant Major C.H Turner
- Distinguished Conduct Medal.
- 17545 Sergeant S Carvell;
- Military Medal.
- 13971 Sergeant J Adams, 14555 Sergeant J McCullough
- 14720 Sergeant A Jurkington, 16117 Acting Corporal R.W Knaggs
- 14748 Lance Corporal Whiteside S, 23926 Private Shanks C
- 20353 Private Rogers J, 24174 Lance Corporal Jackson E
- 22562 Private Steele G, 14154 Private Elliott J
- 14566 Private McCormick R.J, 15864 Private Lynn W.J, 14447 Private Morton J.
These awards were announced on 4th October 1917.
- 21st Oct 1917 9th York & Lancs to Rest Camp
- 21st Oct 1917 Gun in Action
- FRONT LINE
Enemy TM’s quiet during day. At 10.50pm enemy sent over poison TM’s on South end of our frontage. During night enemy MG’s fired occasional bursts.
- 21st Oct 1917 Gas Test
- 21st Oct 1917 On the Move
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