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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



2nd February 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers into line   16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers are attached to 97 Infantry Brigade. B and C coys and Ballation HQ march to the line in front of Beaumont Hamel and relieve 2nd Btn. KOYLI. HQ is set up in Walker Quarry, Wagon Road. C coy go into in dug-outs in Beaumont Hamel. B coy go into the front line on the ridge, in posts named Axle, Hell, Hub, Wheel and Peach. A and D coys remain in reserve at Mailly-Maillet but are brought up to Beaumont Hamel the next day.

  • GOC Visits   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report the GOC 47th Division visited B236, C236 and D236 Batteries at 1200.

    War Diaries


  • 2nd February 1917 Ongoing training

  • 2nd February 1917 Rifle range project

  • 2nd Feb 1917 Break from the Winter Campaign

  •    HEUZECOURT

    Battalion attack (parade)

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 2nd Feb 1917 Counter Attack

  • 2nd Feb 1917 Training

  • 2nd of February 1917 Aeroplane Activity

  • 2nd of February 1917 To Neuve Eglise





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Eric William Crummett. East Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Eric William Crummett. East Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Edge. Lancashire Fusiliers 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. James Alfred Hayes. Duke of Cambridge's Own - Middlesex Regiment 16th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Frederick William Kingsland. Royal Fusiliers 22nd Btn.
  • Dvr. Robert Murray. Royal Field Artillery 81st Brigade Read their Story.

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