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27th 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



27th October 1917

On this day:


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

    Havrincourt Wood, K.31.c.0.0.

    Our machine guns were active during the day and night of 27/28 Oct. The enemy machine guns were also active as were the Artillery on both sides.

    The Commanding Officer returned from leave.

    The enemy did not attempt to reoccupy Wigan Copse tonight.

  • 27th Oct 1917 Range Practice

  • 27th Oct 1917 Aeroplane Shoot

  •    CAMP ECOIVRES

    Tactical scheme without troops on trenches N.E. of the MONT ST ELOY BRUNEHAUT FARM ROAD. Kit inspection and Coy trench stores inspection. Weather wet & cold.

  • 27th Oct 1917 Court of Enquiry

  • 27th Oct 1917 On the Move

  • 27th Oct 1917 Working Parties

  • 27th Oct 1917 In Support

  • 27th Oct 1917 At the Ready

  • 27th Oct 1917 Working Parties





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • CSM. Alex Bessant. York & Lancaster Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Emmanuel Blease. MM. Cheshire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Bryant. Cheshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Major. Alexander Malins Lafone. VC. Middlesex Hussars Read their Story.
  • Mjr. Alexander Malins Lafone. VC Middlesex Hussars Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Ernest Marchbanks. East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William McKie. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles B. Nicholson. Yorks and Lancs Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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