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3rd 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

3rd June 1917

On this day:

  • Batteries in action   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery Batteries firing all day on roads etc. and counter Battery work with gas shells carried out during the whole night by howitzer batteries. HQ was bombarded by gas shells heavily for two hours during the night.

  • 3rd June 1917 Church Parade

  • On the March   18th Battalion DLI vacated billets at 2.0pm and marched to camp in G.6.a near Roclincourtm vacated by 10th East Yorkshire Regiment 93rd Bde. and takes over work on roads and Red Line from 92nd Bde.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 3rd Jun 1917 Very Warm Day

  • 3rd Jun 1917 Reliefs

  • 3rd Jun 1917 Trench Work

  • 3rd of June 1917 16 Prisoners Taken

  • 3rd of June 1917 Organising for action

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There are:8 articles tagged with this date available in our Library

  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rfmn. William Cooke. London Regiment 1/17th Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles) Read their Story.
  • Dvr. Charles Arthur Daniels. Royal Field Artillery 103rd Bde. D Bty
  • Pte. Richard Hartshorne. South Staffordshire Regiment 8th. Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Frederick Howe. Middlesex Regiment 17th Btn.
  • Pte. Charles M. Milligan. Cameronian Scottish Rifles 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Dvr. H. Mosley. Royal Field Artillery 102nd Bde. B Bty
  • Sgt. John Mutton. Royal Field Artillery 106 Bde. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Nevin. Durham Light Infantry 20th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John George Pattison. VC. 50th Btn. Alberta Regiment Read their Story.
  • Ld.Str. W. Phillips. HMS Vivid Read their Story.
  • Rifleman Henry George Seccombe. Rifle Brigade 16th Btn. Read their Story.

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