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

23rd November 1917

On this day:

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


    The Battalion attacked Moeuvres at 1030. At 1100 the Battalion reported to be in the village. At 1145 the enemy counter attacked from trenches west of village and by 1315pm the counter attack was driven off.

    At 1630 the village was evacuated by the Battalion on account of supports not coming up.

    At 1700 C and D Companies took up position on Sunken Road, south of the village while A and B companies went back to the trenches north of Bapaume and Cambrai Road.

    Casualties for 22nd and 23rd: Officers killed one; Officers wounded six; Other Ranks 82 casualties.

    War Diaries

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   KUK U-22 Austrian Submarine.

    Type U-20 Shipyard Ordered Launched 27th January 1917 Commissioned 23rd November 1917

    25 Feb 1917 - 29 Dec 1917 Josef Holub
    29 Dec 1917 - 31 Oct 1918 Friedrich Sterz

    No flotilla information available

    Successes No successes.

    Fate Scrapped in 1920.

    John Doran

  • 23rd Nov 1917 Record Flight Details Revealed

  • 23rd Nov 1917 On the March


    The 18th W YORKS REGT came in and took over from us. We went to the RED LINE again. The 18th W YORKS REGT took over the new Defended Localities. Relief complete by 11am. Heavy shelling of WILLERVAL at about 3pm. From 5pm till 8pm very heavy shelling (with gas & HE) of WILLERVAL, SUGAR FACTORY & SUGAR POST and neighbourhood.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 23rd Nov 1917 On the March

  • 23rd Nov 1917 On the March

  • 23rd Nov 1917 Training

  • 23rd Nov 1917 Patrols

  • 23rd November 1917 More Enemy Attention

  • 23rd Nov 1917 New CO

  • 23rd Nov 1917 Attack Made

  • 23rd Nov 1917 On the Move

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Robert Brown. Yorkshire Regiment 13th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Henry Christer. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Foster. Lancashire Fusiliers 16th Btn.
  • Pte William Green. King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • A. H. Westwood. East Surrey Regiment Read their Story.

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    Sopwith Camel makers plate
    Sopwith Camel makers plate

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