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26th 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



26th October 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers on the move   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers leave the Divisional rest camp at Fort des Dunes, they move to Zeggers Cappel for training and rest.

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

    Havrincourt Wood.

    It was quiet during the day. At night the enemy again occupied Wigan Copse and was definitely driven out again at 2100. Our fighting patrol suffered two casualties one man killed and one slightly injured.

    At 2200 the enemy obtained a direct hit on our right Lewis Gun post on Yorkshire Bank, with a heavy trench mortar, killing three men.

  • 26th Oct 1917 Medical Inspections

  • 26th Oct 1917 Enemy Artillery Active

  •    CAMP ECOIVRES

    Cleaning up, baths etc. 2 working parties sent to the Town Majors ACQ & ECOIVRES.

  • 26th Oct 1917 Stitches

  • 26th Oct 1917 Kit Inspection

  • 26th Oct 1917 Working Parties

  • 26th Oct 1917 In Support





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Robert Abram. Border Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Bickle. Devonshire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Norman Bolam. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Brien. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Reuben Clay. Border Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Charles Frederick Edgeworth. London Regiment 2/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl Albert Gardner. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. Stanley Percival Goodall. London Regiment 1st/2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas William Hobbs. Royal Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. David Samuel William Jones. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st/4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Jones. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Able Sea. Edward Lunt. Howe Bn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Daniel McNally. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Thomas Geddes Ritchie. Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt Albert Robinson. Northumberland Fusiliers 23rd Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Ryder. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Waldron. Royal Lancaster Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Oliver Wilson. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.

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