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8/Inniskillings 5/8/17


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Guest Richard Knight

My Grandfather John N Knight 10077 of the R Inniskilling Fus was gassed at Dicky Bush in 1917 and that's all I know about what he did in that area.

Can anyone help as to what Skins were in that area.



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Richard - you sure about the battalion?

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  • 7 months later...
Just one more! Any clues as to actions of this unit on August 5th 1917?



Private James John HARRISON

8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 41680 5/8/17

Age 33

Son of Mrs Milbro Harrison of 40, Wyre Hill, Bewdley

Ypres, Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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I have in my possesion an extract from the 8th Inniskillings war diary from 1st Aug to the 23rd Aug 1917

this gives details of the Battalions positions and day today activities. On the 23rd August orders were recieved to amalgamate the 8th and 7th which remained as the7/8th Battalion till the end of the war.

casualties of both battalions were large, strenght at beginning of month 29 Officers and 810 O.R,s.

strenght at end of month 15 officers and 431 O.r,s. Would this extract be helpful to you?

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New to this forum but been looking at references to 8th R Innis Fus and latterly the 7/8th.

My Gt Grandfather was in the 8th during the attack on Borry Farm where we think he won his MM. He went on to become a PoW at Ronssoy (20Km North of Saint Quentin)  during the Spring Offensive by the Germans.

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