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28th September 1917On 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.
- 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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