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31st October 1917On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Havrincourt Wood, K.31.c.0.0.
Our artillery and machine guns were active. The enemy's machine guns were more active than usual, especially from 2215 to 0030. Their machine guns were seen firing from Etna, Boggart Hole and from approx K.26.d.05.90.
Our trench mortars dispersed an enemy patrol seen coming out of Etna. A medium enemy trench mortar was located at Vesuvius. An enemy working party opposite our R3 sector was scattered by our Lewis Gun fire and wounded were heard crying out at 0100.
- Officers Effective 74 Fighting 62 Ration 35
- Other Ranks Effective 1,291 Fighting 1,110 Ration 713
- 31st Oct 1917 Inspection & Drafts
- 31st Oct 1917 Artillery In Action
- CAMP ECOIVRES
Before breakfast inspection of men in fighting order. 10.0am practice Battalion attack on trenches N.E. of MONT ST ELOY Ė BRUNEHAUT FARM ROAD. Attended by GOCís Division and Brigade. A fine day.
- 31st Oct 1917 Travelling
- 31st Oct 1917 In Camp
- 31st Oct 1917 Patrols
- 31st Oct 1917 Reliefs Completed
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