Shirley Cuthbert Day

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Bournemouth, Dorset, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Employé courtier en bourse
catholique romain

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
 —  Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 10th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Tranquille House, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 99

Distinctions et médailles 3

British War Medal
Military Cross
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 1

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Mon histoire

Lt. Shirley Cuthbert Day, a 24 year old former stock brockers clerck from Bournemouth, Dorset, UK, took part in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. He was part of the 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (51st Brigade, 17th Division).
Before taking part in the Battle of Passchendaele he was wounded in April 1916 and was awarded a Military Cross on 1 January 1917.
On 11 October orders were received for an attack. The next day the 10th Sherwood Foresters were formed up in front of the road Tranquille House – Conde House with headquarters at Olga House. The 10th Sherwood Forseters were to capture and consolidate Senegal Farm, Huts V.7.d.3.2., Berthier Farm, Gravel Farm. Zero hour for the attack was 5.25 am. B Coy. was on the right, D Coy. on the left, they were to take the first objective (Berthier Farm – V.7.d.7.4.). A Coy. was in right support, C Coy. in left support, they were to take the second and final objective (V.7.b.7.6. – V.8.c.45.80). The first objective was taken without heavy opposition. Prisoners were taken form Senegal Farm and Berthier Farm. When the second barrage lifted from the first objective, A and C Coy. advance trough B and D Coy towards the final objective. With a little opposition at Gravel Farm the objective was reached and consolidated.
According to an account of his brother Wilfrid Day who could speak with wounded officer Lt. T. Couch, the only officer left in Days Company, Lt. Day belonged to ‘A’ Coy. but before they went into action he was put in command of ‘D’ Company who was stationed close to Tranquille House. According to Lt. Couch they went over the top at 5.25 am and when they had advanced about ten yards he saw a shell burst, killing Shirley and several other men instantaneously. Lt. Couch sent back two men to find his body but one of them was killed and the other came back saying he was unable to find him. After the war his body wasn’t recovered an Lt. Day is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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10 Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), (The National Archives, KEW (TNA), WO 95/2008/2 ).
Sources utilisées
Churchill A., Holmes A., Passchendaele 103 Days in Hell, (Solihull, Helion & Company, 2017).
Sources utilisées
Irwin F., Chichester-Constable C., Stonyhurst war record : a memorial of the part taken by Stonyhurst men in the Great War, (Stonyhurst: Stonyhurst College, 1927), pp.90-91.
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