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

27th September 1917

On this day:

  • Shelling   9th Royal Irish Fusiliers report from Havrincourt Wood. "Some desultory shelling indulged in during the day by the enemy and our artillery. Otherwise the situation remains quiet and the weather continues to be fine."

    9th Royal Irish Fusiliers diary WO 95/2505/2

  • 27th September 1917 Gas training

  • 27th Sep 1917 On the Move

  • 27th Sep 1917 Artillery In Action

  •    IN LINE

    Very dull and rain in early morning later turning out very fine and bright. Daylight patrols sent out by us in morning. Two of our observation balloons brought down by E. A. in SOUCHEZ, they in turn supposed to have been brought down by our planes. Enemy TMís more active than usual on A Coy front. But not hitting the trench.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 27th Sep 1917 At Casualty Clearing Station

  • 27th Sep 1917 Hostile Attack

  • 27th Sep 1917 Reliefs

  • 27th Sep 1917 Bringing in the Wounded

  • 27th Sep 1917 Instructions

  • 27th Sep 1917 Reliefs

  • 27th of September 1917 Guard duty

  • 27th Sep 1917 Patrols

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. Frederick William Aldridge. MM. London Regt 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Bishop. Essex Regiment 4th Btn.
  • Pte. Horace Damms. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment 2/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Henry Dunnicliffe. Royal Welch Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Henry Dymott. Suffolk Regiment 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Raynor Midgley. Highland Light Infantry 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. John Francis Rowlands. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Stanley Rust Savill. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 16th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Goronwy Story. London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 2nd/9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Alloisous Tyler. 13th Machine Gun Company. Read their Story.

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