September

2 September 1917

p32 Dover & the European War Dover Express & East Kent News 2/09/1917, 11.00 p.m., Raid by Gothas. Service casualties: Northfall Meadow, Camp of 5 Bn Royal Fusiliers, 2nd Lieut. Henry Larcombe killed, other soldiers injured. Civilian injuries included: Daisy Warman, child, of 18 Castlemount Cottages. Mrs Sergeant of 6 Prospect Cottages. Mrs Knight.

3 September 1917

Germans capture Riga on the Baltic coast using their new ‘stormtrooper’ tactics

4 September 1917

Taken from Dover & the European War Dover Express & East Kent News p33 ‘Tuesday Night’/09/1917, 10.20 p.m., Raid by Gotha. Mr H.J.H. Long, son of Mr C.T, Long, killed in latter’s house at bottom of Priory Hill. Mr Edward Little, aged 73, and his daughter Mrs Minnie Smith at 4 Widred Road, both killed. Mr G. Smith injured. Other civilian injuries included: Mrs Voller ‘and her boy’. Mrs Hollands of 15 Widred Road.

11 September 1917

One of the French air force’s leading fighter aces, Captain Georges Guynemer, shot down and killed in Belgium

20 September 1917

Battle of the Menin Road Ridge. Renewed attack by British, Australian and New Zealand troops towards Passchendaele begins steady advances in dry weather.

24 September 1917

p34 Dover & the European War Dover Express & East Kent News 24/25/09/1917, ‘just after midnight’, Raid by Gothas. Miss Dorothy Eleanor Wood killed (died of wounds), Miss Pilcher and Miss Greenland injured at 10 Folkestone Road. Mrs Annie Keates and her daughter Evelyn Keates killed at 40 Glenfield Road. Miss Ellen Maria Kenward and her father Edward Kenward killed at 75 Crabble Hill. Mrs Gould, ‘a bedridden lady next door’, died as a result of shock and injuries.

25 September 1917

PM David Lloyd George in Dover during the raid. Afterwards he orders the barrage defences to be strengthened.

29 September 1917

German Gotha bombers start night raids on London

30 September 1917

3 bombs estimated damage £173.10.0 1 man injured One Gotha shot down.

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