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23rd September 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 September 1917

On this day:


  • Daily Activity   9th (Service) Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers (K2) later (from 25th Sep.1917) 9th Bn (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    Havrincourt Wood.

    Another very quiet day.

    2nd Lieutenant G.H Richardson and seven Other Ranks patrolled the vicinity of Wigan Copse and brought back useful information re the German wire. The enemy were not encountered and no casualties.

  • 23rd September 1917 Routine

  • 23rd Sep 1917 On the Move

  • 23rd Sep 1917 Heavy Shelling

  • 23rd Sep 1917 On the Move

  •    IN SUPPORT ARLEUX SECTOR

    Morning bright & fine. Enemy aeroplane very active in early morning but flying at high altitude. Maj. G.W. TILLY took over temporary command of 15th WYR whilst Col. TAYLOR, A/BRIGADIER (on leave). Sgt J KNAGGS & Pte R LAMB killed & wounded respectively (shell) on track leading from RED LINE to ARLEUX RD. It is supposed that the smoke caused by a cookhouse in charge of R.E. which was on track drew the hostile fire. Both men were HQ signallers. Lamb has since died. Artillery on both sides very active during the whole day.

  • 23rd Sep 1917 Preparations for Attack

  • 23rd Sep 1917 Orders





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Spr. Harold Ashmore. Royal Engineers. 250th Tunnelling Company
  • Dvr. Jacob Victor Curtis. Royal Field Artillery 187th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Pte. Adam Hastings. York and Lancaster Regiment 9th Battalion
  • Pte. Charles H. Kirman. Lincolnshire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Bertie Mattox. King's Liverpool Regiment 13th Btn.
  • Pte. Henry Bernard Robinson. East Lancashire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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