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Royal Fusiliers 9th Bn


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Could anyone tell me what actions the Royal Fusiliers 9th Bn were involved in on 9th August 1917.

Any help appreciated

Many Thanks

Glyn

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Glyn - the only asssiatnce I can provide is from the divisional history: the 12th Divn were holding the Line round Monchy; on the date mentioend the 7th Suffolks and 7th E Surreys (both from different brigaeds to the RF Bn) were involved in a large-scale raid. 2 officers and 33 o.r. were killed, with 12 and 205 wounded.

No mention of the RF, though, although the history does mention heavy German shell-fire in response.

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Steven

Thanks for that mate - Its a start.

Glyn

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Glyn

Checked the Royal Fusilier history and no mention of the battalion's actions that day at all I'm afraid.

Hambo

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Hambo

Thanks for looking - SDGW has 5 KIA on that day (one a local lad).

Probably War diary my only option here.

Cheers

Glyn

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Chances are they got caught in the German bombardment after the raid by the other Bns.

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Seems likely Steven.

Will take a peek at the diary when I get down their again

Glyn

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Make sure you let us know, please. ;)

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If it is of any help the 8th Royal Fusiliers war diary notes that the Germans put down a heavy barrage between 7.30pm and 9.30 pm on 9 August, probably in retaliation for the raid. 8 RF, which was holding the line, suffered two killed and two wounded. It is likely that 9 RF were performing the same role and that their casualties came from the same cause.

Charles M

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Charles

Many thanks for that, Does it say exactly where the 8th were, Monchy?

Glyn

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Thanks Charles

Glyn

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