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



25th October 1917

On this day:


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

    Havrincourt Wood.

    a quiet day in the line. On the night of 25/26 Oct., our fighting patrols dislodged the enemy from Wigan Copse and the rifle pits to north of it at 0200.

    War Diaries


  • 25th Oct 1917 Artillery In Action

  •    FRONT LINE

    Relieved by 11EYR and proceeded to railhead for entraining to ECOIVRES. Left railhead at 7.0pm reaching ECOIVRES at 8.30pm. Very wet & stormy.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 25th Oct 1917 Court of Inquiry

  • 25th Oct 1917 Training

  • 25th Oct 1917 Reliefs

  • 25th Oct 1917 Concert

  • 25th Oct 1917 Working Parties

  • 25th Oct 1917 In the Wood

  • 25th Oct 1917 Enemy Active

  • 25th of October 1917 At Neuville

  • 25th of October 1917 At Neuville

  • 25th of October 1917 How long will it last?





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Thomas Barrett. Army Cyclist Corps Read their Story.
  • Pte. W. Jones. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Thomas Metcalf. Royal Garrison Artillery 118 Seige Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Packham. Machine Gun Corps 220th MG Coy
  • Pte. Harry William Reeve. Machine Gun Corps 149th Coy.

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