The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
29th December 1917On this day:
- 29th Dec 1917 On Leave
- 16th Northumberland Fusiliers on the move 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers march from the Ypres-Comines canal bank to Irish arm and entrains for Audruicq. They then march to Sanghem and Alembon, near Calais.
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Working party in afternoon clearing snow off road from Boves station to cross roads at St Nicholas.
The Train loaded with Battalion transport snowed up and did not arrive till midnight. The unloading party consisting of A Company did not arrive in billets till 2am 30/12/17.
Captain Despard and an NCO proceed to 5th Army Infantry School at Toutencourt.
- 29th Dec 1917 Training & Working Parties
- NEAR WILLERVAL
Day very quiet. Weather remains very cold. Working party (2 platoons) carrying Stokes shells.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 29th Dec 1917 Posting
- 29th Dec 1917 Training
- 29th Dec 1917 In the Trenches
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