The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
29th September 1917On this day:
- 16th Northumberland Fusiliers on the move The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers leave the reserve at Nieuport for Coxyde
- Relief 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers moved into the Brigade Reserve at Ruyaulcourt P.15.b.9.8, with relief by 12th Royal Irish Rifles being completed at about 8pm. A very quiet day.
One Other Rank was slightly wounded during the day and total casualties in 9th Irish Fusiliers for the tour of duty was three killed, one died of wounds and one wounded.
9th Royal Irish Fusiliers diary WO 95/2505/2
- 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 Instructions
- 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.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 29th Sep 1917 Enemy Aircraft
- 29th Sep 1917 Enemy Active
- 29th Sep 1917 On the Move
- 29th of September 1917 Digging dugouts
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