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29th 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

29th November 1917

On this day:

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


    Battalion entrained at Ytres at 2030 for Beaumetz south of Arras.

    Battalion detrained at Beaumetz at 0245 on November 30th and marched to billets at Simencourt, arriving at 0320.

  • 29th Nov 1917 17th Londons in action

  • 29th Nov 1917 Photographic Reconnaissance

  • 29th Nov 1917 Further Restrictions to Meet War Demand

  • 29th Nov 1917 On the March


    Relieved 18th W.Y.R. in front line, relief being completed at 10.50am. We being relieved in close support by 15th W.Y.R. Enemy artillery very active all day shelling our trenches round ARLEUX and ARLEUX VILLAGE heavily, also battery positions received considerable attention. During the evening about 200 gas shells fell in B.11.a.& b. During the day we had 1 Cpl Wounded by shell fire. E.A. very active. About 2pm 3 Sopwith Dolphin machines attacked 2 E.A. and 1 E.A. was seen to crash well behind enemy lines. The result of the other fight could not be ascertained.

  • 29th Nov 1917 In Position

  • 29th Nov 1917 Route March

  • 29th November 1917 A Sad Man

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Joseph Emmett. Royal Army Medical Corps Read their Story.
  • A/Sjt. Charles Stevens. MM. Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st Battalion
  • Rflmn. George Richard Wilde. London Regiment 9th (Queen Victoria Rifles) Battalion

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