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



21st September 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieve 2nd Inniskillings   2nd Battalion, Inniskilling Fusiliers are relieved by the 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers in the Lombartzyde sector.

  • Reliefs   9th Royal Irish Fusiliers relieved the 12th Royal Irish Rifles in the line, relief completed at 2145.

    Dispositions:

    • A Company Headquarters at K.32.c.8.4, two Platoons in front line trench from Hubert Avenue K.32.c.8.5 to K.32.a.6.8, one Platoon on Yorkshire Bank;
    • B Company in Battalion Reserve at K.31.c (Broken House Dump);
    • C Company Headquarters K.32.a.2.4 Garrison Yorkshire Bank;
    • D Company at K.26.a.6.3 locality R.3.

    No casualties. Night quiet.

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


  • Divisional Dismounted Sports   9th Queens Royal Lancers

    21st Sep - Billets HQ Bernieulles - 1st Cavalry Division Dismounted Sports. 1 OR to Base Hospital

    war diaries


  • 21st Sep 1917 In Defence

  • 21st Sep 1917 Quieter Day

  •    IN SUPPORT ARLEUX SECTOR

    Morning very fine. 6 A active in early morning & flying low over our line. Companies on working parties. Wiring parties found by Battalion at night. Artillery quiet on both sides except for a little counter battery work. Nothing of any importance to relate. Casualties nil.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 21st Sep 1917 On the Move

  • 21st Sep 1917 Training

  • 21st Sep 1917 Accident

  • 21st Sep 1917 Reliefs

  • 21st of September 1917 Hostile Raiders

  • 21st of September 1917 First bath in a month

  • 21st Sep 1917 In Action





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Frederick Birks. VC MM 6th Btn
  • Lt. Frederick Birks. VC MM. Australian Infantry 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Chatterton. Kings Royal Rifles 18th Btn.
  • Pte. Martin Joseph Conroy. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. F. C. Davies. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Dugald Douglas. M.M. Cameron Highlanders
  • Pte. Charles Eaton. Suffolk Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Thomas Elms. The Rifle Brigade "Prince Consort's Own" 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Horace Fredrick Gough. DSO. North Staffordshire Regiment 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Thomas William Highams. Royal West Kent Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph John Hollington. London Regiment 2/1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Brig. Francis Aylmer Maxwell. VC, CSI, DSO MID. 9th (Scottish) Division 27th Inf. Bde, General Staff Commanding Read their Story.
  • Pte. Francis Monnelly. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Pagett. Middlesex Regiment 23rd Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Walter Robinson. Durham Light Infantry 20th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Sanderson. Durham Light Infantry 12th Btn.

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