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



3rd May 1917

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Private Richard Henry Arnold. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2/5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Felix Benjamin Baker. The Rifle Brigade 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Francis John Barlow. Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. John Henry Bell. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. James Bennet. East Yorkshire Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Berry. Durham Light Infantry 18th Battalion, "B" Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Edward Bexfield. Durham Light Infantry
  • Pte. George Bradley. East Lancashire Regiment 1st Battallion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Harold Vernon Brown. East Surrey Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Chipperfield. London Regiment 1st (City of London) Btn.
  • Spr. R. Clarke. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Pte. Harry Maltby Cooke. Black Watch 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Corke. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 7th Battalion
  • Pte. John Albert Cottingham. East Kent Regiment 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Archibald Craig. West Yorkshire Regiment 16th (1st Bradford Pals) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ellis Dean. Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William George Fall. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John J. Forster. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn
  • Pte. Thomas Foye. Duke of Wellington's Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. Arthur Charles Franklin. King's Royal Rifle Corps 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. William Walter Gibbs. Essex Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte James "Sandy" Gibson. West Yorkshire Regiment 12th Btn
  • Pte. Robert William Golding. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Graves. Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Rgt. 7th Btn.
  • 2nd Lt. John Harrison. VC. East Yorkshire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Richard Hobbs. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Francis Holloway. Essex Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edmund Tyrer Houghton. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 7th Btn Read their Story.
  • Cpl. George Jarratt. VC. Royal Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Ernest Jones. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Joseph Kane. Cameronians Scottish Rifles 9th Battalion
  • Aubrey Wilfred Kitchen. Oxfordshire and Bucks Light Infantry 5th Batallion
  • Pte. Thomas Walter Maynard. London Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Metcalfe. West Yorks 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Miles. Cameron Highlanders 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Thomas Albert Noel Milledge. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Chap. Charles Wand Mitchell. East Yorkshire Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte,. Claude Pickard. Cameron Highlanders 5th Battalion
  • Pte. Claude Ernest Pickard. Cameron Highlanders 5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Steven Rudden. Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt) 4th Battalion
  • Pte. Arthur George Smith. London Rifle Brigade
  • Pte. Richard Henry Smith. East Yorkshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. William Henry Still. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Thomas Thurlow. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Tripcony. East Yorkshire Regiment 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Turner. London Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt John Joseph Walker. MM King's Royal Rifle Corps 8th Btn.
  • Pte. Harry Greenwood Walsh. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 2/6th Btn.
  • William S Wark. King's Own Scottish Borderers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Howell Powell Westwood. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2/5th Btn.

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