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23rd December 1917 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

23rd December 1917

On this day:

  • 23rd Dec 1917 On Leave

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers move   16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers exchange quarters with 2nd Manchesters, in the Ypres-Comines canal bank.

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


    Battalion paraded at 10.30am for Divine Service at Humbercourt.

    War Diaries

  • 23rd Dec 1917 Church Parade and Working Parties

  •    ECURIE

    Training 9am to 10am. Coy drill & bayonet fighting 10am to noon. Tactical scheme figuring a quickly organised counter attack. Scheme set by Coy Commanders. 4.30pm to 5pm lecture by Company Officers on use of the gas projector by the Germans. 2 NCO’s and 20 men on a working party at CHELSEA DUMP ROCLINCOURT.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 23rd Dec 1917 Church Parade

  • 23rd Dec 1917 Church Parade

  • 23rd December 1917 Heavy Shelling on Boar Copse

  • 23rd Dec 1917 Festive Celebrations

  • 23rd Dec 1917 In Camp

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Kevin Brayden. London Regiment 18th (London Irish Rifles) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Drvr. Harry Lister Dale. Royal Field Artillery 173 Brigade, C Bty. Read their Story.
  • Officers Stwd 3/Cl. Charles C. Devenny. HMS Tornado Read their Story.
  • PO. John Flynn. HMS Colleen Read their Story.
  • Sto 1 John Neave. HMS Torrent Read their Story.
  • Ch.Sto. R. G. Verey. DSM HMS Amethyst Read their Story.

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