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2nd June 1917 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

2nd June 1917

On this day:

  • Wire Cutting   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Wire cutting continued in cooperation with French Mortars and harassing fire carried out on tracks and communication trenches. D236 Battery bombarded five forward enemy front positions. In reply to all day bombardment by our heavy batteries the enemy retaliated with a few rounds on Batteries and Group HQ. Staff Sergeant Masters and one gunner were killed and two Sergeants wounded all in A236 Battery. Lieut A.F. Blackwell A236 Battery slightly wounded and missing in back area,believed killed. Later found to have been killed. Usual heavy firing on enemy roads and communications and wire.

    War Diaries

  • 2nd of June 1917 Moved Out

  • 2nd June 1917 Return of working parties

  • 2nd Jun 1917 Route Recce

  • 2nd Jun 1917 Patrols

  • 2nd Jun 1917 Training

  • 2nd Jun 1917 Trench Work

  • 2nd of June 1917 Messines Hit by Anzacs

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Cecil Beaumont Badnall. 48th Btn.
  • L/Cpl. John Henry Cravern. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Norval Cunningham. King's (Liverpool) Rgt. 1st/10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. C. H. Goodier. Royal Field Artillery 103rd Brigade, B Bty.
  • Rfmn. John Hanna. Royal Irish Rifles 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Ast.Cook. Robert Hannan. SS Hollington Read their Story.
  • Dvr. Ernest Lees. MM. Royal Field Artillery 103rd Brigade Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. James McCoubrey. Royal Irish Rifles 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Thomas Noble. Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cptn. Stuart Ramsay. DSO MID Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. William Wade. Royal Irish Rifles 12th Btn. Read their Story.

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