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7th Btn Royal Irish Fusiliers


ragnorak72
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone had the War Diary for the the 7th Btn Royal Irish Fusiliers or if anyone could tell me what the Btn was doing on 7th June 1917?

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Ragnorak

This was the Battle of Messines and the mines went bang ! According to the Long Long Trail the 16th Irish Division, of which 7RIF was a member of 49 Brigade,is down as capturing Wytschaete on the 7 June 1917.

I can't access the Catalogue at Kew for the moment but you can get the War Diary ref from there,in the WO95 series,and can download a small portion of 10 pages for a fee of 8.50. That could equate to the whole of June 1917 !

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Ragnorak

This was the Battle of Messines and the mines went bang ! According to the Long Long Trail the 16th Irish Division, of which 7RIF was a member of 49 Brigade,is down as capturing Wytschaete on the 7 June 1917.

I can't access the Catalogue at Kew for the moment but you can get the War Diary ref from there,in the WO95 series,and can download a small portion of 10 pages for a fee of 8.50. That could equate to the whole of June 1917 !

Sotonmate

Thanks for the info. I'll have to visit the National Archives site. I haven't been at the site for ages as to be honest the last time I did visit it, I thought it was rubish and couldn't access any information on-line. Hopefully it has improved.

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Thanks for the info. I'll have to visit the National Archives site. I haven't been at the site for ages as to be honest the last time I did visit it, I thought it was rubish and couldn't access any information on-line. Hopefully it has improved.

Funny you should say that. I spent last Thursday at NA, and thought it was like wading through treacle. By the end of the day, you're an expert! But it takes forever to get there.

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Thanks very much Andy. Thats the info I was after.

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