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23rd October 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 October 1917

On this day:

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


    Very wet morning. Nothing of note occurred today.

    War Diaries

  • 23rd Oct 1917 On the Move

  • 23rd Oct 1917 Enemy Artillery Active


    Our 18 pounders were active during the afternoon firing in the vicinity of CHEZ BONTEMPS & BOIS VILIAN with shrapnel and registering with HE and smoke shells. Occasional firing at night on roads and tracks in rear. Enemy artillery quiet during the period. At 6.0pm an enemy battery was observed firing from behind FRESNOY PARK but shells did not fall on our sector. One shell fell about 5 yards from Bn. HQ about 7.50am.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 23rd Oct 1917 Injured by Bomb

  • 23rd Oct 1917 Medical Board

  • 23rd Oct 1917 Conference

  • 23rd Oct 1917 Patrols

  • 23rd Oct 1917 On the March

  • 23rd Oct 1917 In Reserve

  • 23rd Oct 1917 On the March

  • 23rd of October 1917 Two Patrols

  • 23rd Oct 1917 Reinforcements

  • 23rd of October 1917 Chief Cook

  • 23rd Oct 1917 Training

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Robert Bryanton. Durham Light Infantry 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Button. Gloucestershire Regiment 1/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Sidney Earles. Lancashire Fusiliers 18th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Gettings. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Smith. Sherwood Foresters 15th Btn.
  • Pte. Frederick Turner. Northumberland Fusiliers 6th Btn. Read their Story.

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