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



4th May 1917

On this day:


  • Relocations   The remaining sections of each Battery and Headquarters Staff of 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery await night action on the Bluff and Canal sectors immediately South of Ypres and with three Batteries of 235th Brigade remaining in newly formed Chateau Group, covering the whole of the 47th Divisional front. Lt Colonel W B Grandage OC. 235 Brigade RFA remained in command of the Group with HQ Staff 236th Brigade. Two, two inch Trench Mortars Batteries and one 9.45 Trench Mortar also form part of the Group.

    War Diaries


  • 4th May 1917 Staff Rides and new horses

  • 4th May 1917 Ammunition Dump Ablaze

  • 4th May 1917 Warm Day

  •    GAVRELLE

    In trenches reorganising and arranging for relief at night by the 94th Bde. 18th DLI was split up under Colís CROYDON & TAYLOR. Bn HQ relieved by 12th Y & L.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 4th May 1917 Courts Martial

  • 4th May 1917 Casualties

  • 4th May 1917 Plum & Apple

  • 4th May 1917 Trench Work

  • 4th May 1917 Under Shellfire

  • 4th May 1917 Training

  • 4th May 1917 At Rest





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. Louis J. Brennan. Royal Irish Regiment 1st Garrison Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Callerghan. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. G. Edmonds. Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) 12th Btn. (Teesside Pioneers)
  • Pte. R. M. Ellis. 5th Field Ambulance Read their Story.
  • Pte. Earnest Frost. Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Goddard. Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry 1/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. John Gough. Royal Field Artillery B Battery, 123 Brigade Read their Story.
  • Pte. Michael Joseph Guinan. Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) 2nd/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Eynon Price. Royal Army Medical Corps. 53rd (Welsh) Casualty Clearing Station Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Owen Roberts. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 24th (enbighshire Yeomanry) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Leonard Roper. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Smith. Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) 2/5th Btn.
  • Spr. George Robert Watson. Royal Engineers 89th Fld. Coy. Read their Story.

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