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28th 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



28th October 1917

On this day:


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

    Havrincourt Wood.

    A quiet day in the line. Our artillery was active during both day and night. Some Bosche seen in Dean Copse were dispersed by our Lewis Gun fire.

    Weather good with bright moonlight nights.

    War Diaries


  • 28th Oct 1917 Into Billets

  • 28th Oct 1917 Artillery In Action

  •    CAMP ECOIVRES

    Church parade. Weather cold.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 28th Oct 1917 Into Town

  • 28th Oct 1917 Stand To

  • 28th Oct 1917 Working Parties

  • 28th Oct 1917 Reliefs

  • 28th Oct 1917 Reliefs

  • 28th Oct 1917 Working Parties

  • 28th Oct 1917 Into Billets

  • 28th of October 1917 Sunday's rest





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cpl John Allison. Northumberland Fusiliers 14th Btn Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Albert Aspden Barker. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. William Bond. Royal Field Artillery
  • Gnr. Edward Brett. Royal Field Artillery 82nd Brigade "A" Battery Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. J. Dick. Durham Light Infantry
  • Gnr. Percy John Dunne. Royal Field Artillery A Battery, 311th Brigade
  • Pioneer Frederick Louis Mengham. Royal Engineers 312th Road Construction Coy. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. John George " " Rowen. London Regiment 2nd/6th Battalion Read their Story.

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