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4th 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

4th June 1917

On this day:

  • Heavy Shelling   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report One gun of C236 knocked out and destroyed by a direct hit during heavy shelling of C236. D236 on harassing fire all day. A one round per minute bombardment at 2200 by all Batteries on enemy headquarters and much firing during the night. D236 had two howitzers destroyed.

    Conference of BGRA (Brigadier General Royal Artillery) and Group commanders at C Group headquarters.

    War Diaries

  • 4th June 1917 Routine

  •    Base in camp near Roclincourt, 18th Battalion DLI took over work on roads 40 men by night 160 by day, remainder training.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 4th Jun 1917 Ammunition Dump Targeted

  • 4th Jun 1917 On the March

  • 4th Jun 1917 In Reserve

  • 4th Jun 1917 Training

  • 4th Jun 1917 Artillery Active

  • 4th of June 1917 Trench Raid

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. R. Adams. Royal Field Artillery 103rd Bde. C Bty
  • Sjt. Harold Ernest Argus. 43rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lance Corporal Hubert Cherrett. South Lancashire Regiment 1st/4th Batn. A Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Dean. South Staffordshire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James William Edwards. Royal Flying Corps Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Percy John Keen. Royal Engineers 216th (Nuneaton) Army Troops Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Edward Kendall. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Edward Kendall. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. Edward Thomas Selby. Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own) 7th Battalion, C Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Duncan Smith. Royal Army Medical Corps 5th Field Ambulance Read their Story.

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