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28th September 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 September 1917

On this day:

  • Shelling   9th (North Irish Horse) Btn, Royal Irish Fusiliers report from "Our aeroplanes were active. Enemy shelling along the Canal Bank and clear of Faugh-A-Ballagh Bridge was more active than usual but he did us [no] damage whatever. A draft of 42 Other Ranks rejoined the Battalion at the Transport lines."

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

  • Gotha Night raids   On 28 September 25 Gothas and two R-planes took off, but most turned back due to adverse weather. Three people were wounded and 129 damage was caused, for the cost of three Gothas lost and six damaged on landing.

    John Doran

  • 28th September 1917 Inter-Brigade Field Exercise

  • 28th Sep 1917 On the Move

  • 28th Sep 1917 Heavy Shelling

  •    IN LINE

    Morning fine & observation excellent. Our planes early active patrolling despite heavy AA MG fire. Our planes early active patrolling despite heavy AA MG fire. L/Cpl VOCKUICH MM & Pte TG WHENCH wounded (since died) whilst on daylight patrol by trench mortar. Enemy put down a light barrage on our R. Front Coy sector & when retaliation shown he immediately ceased. Artillery continued active all day and Enemy aeroplanes showed a marked increase in activity.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 28th Sep 1917 To Hospital

  • 28th Sep 1917 Enemy Active

  • 28th Sep 1917 Quiet

  • 28th Sep 1917 Training

  • 28th Sep 1917 In Camp

  • 28th of September 1917 Working on the range

  • 28 Sep 1917 In the Trenches

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Spr. John Richard Bothick. Royal Engineers 126 Field Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte Patrick Joseph Bugden. VC 31st Battalion
  • Bdr. Frank Davison. Royal Garrison Artillery 332 Seige Battery Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Sydney Scadding. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 16th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Worthy. York and Lancaster Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.

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