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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



30th September 1917

On this day:


  • Church Parade   At Ruyaulcourt Church of England and Presbyterians of 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers, paraded for Divine Services at 12 noon. The Corps Commander attended the former service.

    The following Officers reported for duty:

    • Major V.G Whitla
    • Captain F.G Uprichard
    • Captain John Grant
    • 2nd Lieutenant R.A Orr
    • 2nd Lieutenant John Scott
    • 2nd Lieutenant R.L Smith.

    A football match was held later in the afternoon, the Battalion team versus the North Irish Horse draft team, which the Battalion team won by 2 1.

    9th Royal Irish Fusiliers diary WO 95/2505/2


  • Gotha Night raids   On 30 September 11 Gothas set off to raid London.

    John Doran


  • 30th September 1917 Relocation

  • 30th September 1917 Church Parade

  • 30th Sep 1917 9th York & Lancs in the Trenches

  • 30th Sep 1917 Heavy Shelling

  •    18th DLI's war diary records "After a lot of ground mist in the early morning the day turned out warm & bright. Unusual air activity and very heavy MG fire directed against the planes from both sides. Boche planes very active in the early evening but flying at a high altitude. Nothing of any moment to relate. Casualties the enemy fired a few gas shells over about midnight causing the men to put on respirators, but did not last long."

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 30th Sep 1917 Enemy Aircraft

  • 30th Sep 1917 Shelling

  • 30th Sep 1917 The Cost

  • 30th Sep 1917 On the Move

  • 30th Sep 1917 In Reserve

  • 30th of September 1917 In Trenches

  • 30th of September 1917 Chance of a bath

  • 30th Sep 1918 A Terrible Time





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. Frederick Adams. MM. York & Lancaster Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Henry Bird. York & Lanccaster Regiment 10th Battalion
  • Sgt. Arthur Henry Brace. Royal Garrison Artillery 122nd Heavy Bty.
  • Gnr. Frederick Walter Fullick. Royal Garrison Artillery 79th Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • AM1. John Thomas Gadd. No.3 Sqdn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Sydney George Gillett. Royal Garrison Artillery 337th Siege Bty.
  • Pt.e William John Scott. Leicester Regiment 2/5th Battalion Read their Story.

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