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28th November 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 November 1917

On this day:


  • At Rest   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers are resting in Rocquigny. 'A' Company was bathed and had a clean change.

  • 17th Londons in action   War Diary of 17th London Regiment records: "Bourlon Wood Sector Relief of 186th Infantry and 2nd Dismounts Cavalry Div. Hostile Artillery and Machine Gun Fire."

  • 28th Nov 1917 March Resumes

  •    ARLEUX EN GOHELLE

    Enemy artillery active on WILLERVAL and our trenches round ARLEUX. At 2pm a Chinese attack was carried out by division on our right. Our divisional artillery co-operating. Enemy retaliated very heavily on our trenches round ARLEUX and vicinity until 4.30pm. WILLERVAL also received considerable attention. Evening very quiet.

  • 28th Nov 1917 Dull Day

  • 28th Nov 1917 Withdrawl

  • 28th Nov 1917 Into Billets

  • 28th Nov 1917 Patrols

  • 28th Nov 1917 Reinforcements

  • 30th Nov 1917 Enemy Advance





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George William Burdett Clare. VC. 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers Read their Story.
  • Pte. Percy John Collins. London Regiment 2nd/20th Battalion
  • Pte Jesse Hughes. Welsh Guards 1st Btn
  • Cpl. Ernest Manning. Royal Fusiliers 17th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rifleman John Edward Munton. London Regiment 17th (Poplar and Stepney Rifles) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Ellis Ratcliffe. West Yorkshire Regiment 2/7 Btn. (Leeds Rifles) Read their Story.
  • Drvr. Ralph Toone. Royal Field Artillery 286th Brigade, B Battery, Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Edmund West. Lancashire Fusiliers 6th Btn. Read their Story.

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