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

22nd November 1917

On this day:

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


    The Battalion moved up at 0630 to a position north of Bapaume and Cambrai Road arriving at 0830. Here the Battalion waited for an order to attack Inchi when Moeuvres was taken by the 12th Royal Irish Rifles. At 1145 the 12th Royal Irish Rifles captured village of Moeuvres. It was unable to clear trenches east of village.

    At 1730 the Battalion moved up to support the 12th Royal Irish Rifles in the village of Moeuvres. At 1745 the 12th Royal Irish Rifles were reported to have been driven out of the village. At 2030 the Battalion less D Company counter attacked the village of Moeuvres, but was driven back to trenches immediately south of the village, where it took up a defensive position for the night.

    War Diaries

  • 22nd Nov 1917 On the March


    During this tour of duty we have been working on the new scheme of Defended Localities by which only certain parts of the line are to be held, the other trenches being wired on the bottom of the trench & constant night patrols sent out across their fronts. OAK POST is practically complete.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 22nd Nov 1917 On the March

  • 22nd Nov 1917 The Great Secret

  • 22nd Nov 1917 Training & Football

  • 22nd Nov 1917 Quiet

  • 22nd of November 1917 Enemy Resistance

  • 22nd Nov 1917 In Camp

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Ord.Sea. Francis Norman Bell. HMS Glasgow Read their Story.
  • Capt. James O'Shaughnessy Beveridge. Royal Army Medical Corps 137th Field Ambulance Read their Story.
  • Pte Ernest Francis Careswell. Royal Irish Rifles 15th Btn
  • Rfm. John Clydesdale. Royal Irish Rifles 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John James Donohue. Irish Guards 3rd Battalion Read their Story.
  • T. Hawkins. Royal West Surrey Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Charles Hawkins. Wiltshire Regiment 1st/4th Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Lawrence. Devonshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Henry Mepham. Royal Irish Rifles 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Metcalfe. Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment 2/4th Batalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Thornton Nellist. Durham Light Infantry 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas H.B. Rigby. South Wales Borderers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Walter Scott. Royal Irish Rifles 10th Btn.
  • Pte. Charles Henry Smith. Grenadier Guards 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Sumner. King's (Liverpool) Regiment 12th Btn.

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