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4th July 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

4th July 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers move up   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers march from Ghyvelde to Jeanniot camp, outside Coxyde, catching a fleeting glimpse of HM King George V who is on a visit. The Battalion moves to Nieuport to take over from 15th Btn HLI, less C coy which demonstrates raid on blockhouse for the King.

  • 4th July 1917 Routine and Inspection with Pioneers to new billets

  • 4th Jul 1917 New Position

  •    18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry reached Roclincourt WEst Camp in early morning, the day was spent in sleeping and general clean up.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 4th Jul 1917 Royal Visit

  • 4th Jul 1917 Trenches Damaged

  • 4th Jul 1917 Training

  • 4th Jul 1917 Horse Show

  • 4th Jul 1917 Ship Sunk

  • 4th of July 1917 The King at the Front

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Alfred Allan. Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. John Edward Barnes. Royal Sussex Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. George Patrick Doggett. Royal Artillery 69th Trench Mortar Battery Read their Story.
  • Spr. Richard Finighan. Royal Engineers 128th Field Coy. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. J. L. Howroyd. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade, B Bty Read their Story.
  • Pte. R. G. Pattison. West Surrey Queen's Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.

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