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29th October 1917On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Our artillery was active during day, firing on the usual targets and the enemy were very quiet. At night ten of the enemy left Etna and entered Dean Copse at 1715. At 2300 a patrol of about twenty enemy were seen relieving sentries at Etna and Dean. They came by way of Wigan and along the wire to Etna. They were heavily fired on by our Lewis Guns and rifles and it is believed they suffered casualties.
- V Class Zeppelin Zeppelin LZ105 (L58)
- Production Ref: LZ105
- Class type : V
- Tactical ref: L58
- Usage: Military
- First Flight: 29th October 1917
It flew two reconnaissance missions and was destroyed in the Ahlhorn explosion (see LZ87 (L47)).
- Gotha Night raids The next raid against England was carried out on 29 October, when three aircraft set out, two diverting to Calais because of the weather and the third dropping its bombs on the Essex coast.
- 29th Oct 1917 Inspection
- 29th Oct 1917 Under Shellfire
- CAMP ECOIVRES
Organisation of Companies. Platoon attack formations. Company drill. Instruction in bombing on bombing ground. Bayonet fighting. Working parties for Town Majors ACQ & ECOIVRES & for 213th Coy RE’s. Raining all day. Battalion is now organised so that each Company consists of Coy HQ including 2 L.G. sections and one platoon consisting of 2 L.G. sections, 1 rifle section, 1 bombing section and 1 R.G. section.
- 29th Oct 1917 Into Town
- 29th Oct 1917 Stand To
- 29th Oct 1917 Reliefs
- 29th Oct 1917 In the Front Line
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