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5th April 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

5th April 1917

On this day:

  • Wire Cutting   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report wire cutting was continued today. A236 Battery firing one hundred and nineteen rounds, B236 Battery two hundred and twenty one, X47 Trench Mortar Battery one hundred and seven and C236 Battery one hundred and thirty six. A236 Battery after being registered in the morning was shelled at about 1830 and two gun pits were blown in by 5.9 inch guns. Two other ranks and one Sergeant were wounded.

  • 5th April 1917 move from winter quarters

  • 5th Apr 1917 Artillery In Action

  • 5th Apr 1917 Posts Established

  • 5th Apr 1917 Time for Study

  • 5th Apr 1917 Registration

  • 5th Apr 1917 Burial Party Shelled

  • 5th Apr 1917 Casualties

  • 5th Apr 1917 Roads and Bridges

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Mjr. William David Carswell-Hunt. MC. Durham Light Infantry 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Talbot. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Wilding. Middlesex Regiment 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Yallop. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.

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