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5th February 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 February 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberlands at Beaumont Hamel   D Coy 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers, take over the line from B coy. A coy moves into the HQ dug-out at Walker Quarry whilst B and C coys are in reserve in cellars at Beaumont Hamel. Orders recieved for 97 brigade to attack and A coy are to guard their left flank, they are sent to Mailly-Maillet for training. C coy take thier position in Walker Quarry.

  • Daily Battery Activity   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report 2/Lt H V Ramsey admitted to Field Hospital on 3rd February 1917 while on 47th Divisional Artillery Course

    War Diaries

  • 5th February 1917 Musketry course


    Training continued. 1 Officer & 75 ORs went to BOIS FLEUR woodcutting. 1st round Div. football competition 18 WYR 1 goal 18 DLI nil.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 5th Feb 1917 Still Cold

  • 5th Feb 1917 Working Parties

  • 5th Feb 1917 Training

  • 5th of February 1917 A Few Rounds Fired

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  • L/Cmdr. Ernest James Cuddy. 4th (Collingwood) Bn Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Lucas. Royal Welsh fusiliers 4th Battalion Read their Story.

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