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25th 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

25th December 1917

On this day:

  • 25th Dec 1917 On Leave

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


    Battalion paraded for Divine Services at 1000.

    Christmas dinners by Companies between 1300 and 1500. The Commanding Officer was present at each Company dinner.

    Snowed heavily during the evening.

    War Diaries

  • Deepdale hosts Ladies Match   A Ladies XI from Dick, Kerr & Co muntions factory in Preston, took part in a charty football match against the ladies team from the Arundel Coulthard Factory. The match was plated at Deepdale, the home of Preston North End and was watched by a crowd of 10,000. 600 was raised (38,000 in todays money) for the Moor Park hospital. Dick Kerr's ladies won the game 4-0.

  • 25th Dec 1917 Church Parade and Football

  • 25th Dec 1917 On the Move

  •    ECURIE

    Working parties as on the 24th. Men received a special Xmas dinner, and concert by the OWLS in the afternoon.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 25th Dec 1917 Joyous Christmas

  • 25th Dec 1917 Christmas Dinner

  • 25th Dec 1917 Christmas Dinner

  • 25th Dec 1917 Move

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Harold Victor Atkinson. MM. Lancashire Fusiliers 15th Battalion, C Company Read their Story.
  • Able Sea. W. H. Chappell. Hawke Btn. Read their Story.

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