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29th 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



29th September 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers on the move   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers leave the reserve at Nieuport for Coxyde

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

    Ruyaulcourt P.15.b.9.8.

    The Battalion moved into the Brigade Reserve with relief by 12th Royal Irish Rifles being completed at about 2200. A very quiet day.

    One Other Rank was slightly wounded during the day and total casualties for the tour of duty three killed, one died of wounds and one wounded.

  • Gotha Night raids   The following night seven Gothas and three R-planes took off, killing 40 and injuring 87 for the loss of one aircraft. By this time the population of London was thoroughly alarmed, with up to 300,000 people seeking shelter in Underground stations and others leaving London to sleep in whatever accommodation was available, some even sleeping in open fields.

  • 29th September 1917 Bathing and Inspections

  • 29th Sep 1917 9th York & Lancs relieve 8th KOYLI

  • 29th Sep 1917 Refit

  • 29th Sep 1917 Gallantry Recognised

  •    IN LINE

    Weather remained fine. Our aeroplanes early active working in conjunction with artillery. Enemy artillery quiet. Nothing of any importance to relate. Casualties nil.

  • 29th Sep 1917 Enemy Aircraft





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. J. Bruce. Royal Garrison Artillery 150th Heavy Bty.
  • Pte. William Gow. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Richard Neville Lawson. Royal Fusiliers 20th Btn. Read their Story.

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