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

27th December 1917

On this day:

  • 27th Dec 1917 On Leave

  • Snow   


    Artillery limbers passing through the snow-covered ruins of Ypres, 27 December 1917. © IWM (Q 9806)

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


    Each Company furnished a working party of forty Other Ranks and one Officer from A and D Companies to sandbag the aerodrome near Mondicourt.

    War Diaries

  • Gunnery accident   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    A premature occurred in 37th SB and another in 350th SB. (A “premature” is where a shell explodes in the gun or immediately after firing and leaving the gun barrel).

    War Diaries

  • 27th Dec 1917 Training & Route March

  •    ECURIE

    Working parties provided as same as on 24th Cleaning up for going into the line.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 27th Dec 1917 Working Parties

  • 27th Dec 1917 Routine

  • 27th Dec 1917 In Camp

  • 27th Dec 1917 Patrols

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  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Remembering those who died this day.

  • Fmn. William Barry. SS Adela Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Thomas Collins. New Zealand Rifle Brigade 3rd Reserve Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Francis Filbey. Middlesex Regiment 2/10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd/Lt. Roland Hanwell "Bulldog" Harris. MC Prince Of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles 2nd London Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert John Hill. Somerset Light Infantry 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George McCririck. Royal Scots Fusiliers (Ayrshire Yeomanry) 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. James Morris. Glamorgan Yeomanry Read their Story.
  • Bmbdr. Albert Edward Farvis Packer. Royal Garrison Artillery 173rd Battery Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Llewelyn Thomas. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 12th Btn. Read their Story.

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