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28th December 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



28th December 1917

On this day:


  • 28th Dec 1917 On Leave

  • 21st Londons prepare to depart Lavieville   The 21st Londons record in their war diary for the 28th of December 1917: Brigade put under orders to move at 4 hours notice.

    War Diary 21 Londons


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

    Coullemont.

    The Battalion leaves Coullemont, march off at 0530 and Entrained at Mondicourt 0900. They arrived in Boves at 1330 and march to billets in the village.

    Snow fell during the evening.

    War Diaries


  • 28th Dec 1917 Range Practice and Football

  •    ECURIE

    Reveille 5.30am. Battalion relieved 18TH W YORKS REGT. 2 Coys in BRIERLY HILL. 1 Coy WILLERVAL NORTH, 1 Coy SUGAR POST. Relief complete 10.30pm. It is thought relief was seen by enemy aircraft as TOMMY was heavily shelled by 15cm especially in the neighbourhood of TUNNEL DUMP (Batt HQ) Remainder of night quiet. Heavy frost.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 28th Dec 1917 Working Parties

  • 28th Dec 1917 Reliefs Completed





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Archibald Gettings. Northumberland Fusiliers 21st Tyneside Scottish Btn.
  • Pte John Edward Gill. Royal Army Medical Corps 2nd (West Lancs.) Field Ambulance Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Allen Ernest Horne. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Battalion
  • Pte. Charles Frederick McColl. East Yorkshire Regiment 1/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Harry Williams. Royal Fusiliers (Queen Victoria's Rifles), 1/9th Btn. Read their Story.

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