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24th 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

24th September 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers move from trrenches   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers leave the trenches in the Lombartzyde sector and move into the reserve at Nieuport where they are engaged in working and carrying parties.

  • Quiet   9th Royal Irish Fusiliers report "The day was very fine and quiet in trenches. A German plane was brought down by one of ours apparently in our lines near Hermies. 2nd Lieutenant Gilliard and seven Other Ranks patrolled between 2200 and 0010 the night of 24/25th near Dean Copse with no casualties."

    9th Royal Irish Fusiliers diary WO 95/2505/2

  • Gotha Night raids   Six raids followed at the end of September. These included the first raids on England by the enormous Zeppelin-Staaken R-planes of Riesenflugzeug-Abteilung 501. On 24 September 16 Gothas set off: 13 reached England, most bombing Dover and othe targets in Kent, with only five reaching London. This coincided with an unsuccessful Zeppelin attack on the Midlands.

    John Doran

  • 24th September 1917 Training courses

  • 24th Sep 1917 Heavy Shelling

  • 24th Sep 1917 Registration Impossible


    Weather continued fine & bright, though lot of ground mist in early morning. Our artillery in conjunction with aeroplanes very active. Casualties nil.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 24th Sep 1917 Preparations for Attack

  • 24th Sep 1917 Reliefs

  • 24th Sep 1917 On the March

  • 24th Sep 1917 Training

  • 24th Sep 1917 In Reserve

  • 24th of September 1917 Arrived Acq

  • 24 Sep 1917 Relief

  • 24th Sep 1917 In Action

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. William James Beaton. Machine Gun Corps 174th Coy Read their Story.
  • Gsr. Ernest Forrest. S.S. Stonecrop Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Ivor Wynne Griffiths. Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Gnr. James Sewell. Royal Field Artillery 102nd Brigade
  • Spr. L. H. Sim. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Pte. R. E. Stephenson. Army Veterinary Corps Station Vet, Hosp. Larkhill
  • Pte. Frederick William Tower. North Staffordshire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.

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