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5th 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



5th June 1917

On this day:


  • Patrol Raids   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery fired three searching barrages by 18 pounder Batteries during the day and a practice barrage carried out at 1500. Lt Colonel A.C. Love DSO OC C Group went up as Senior Liaison Officer with 142 Infantry Brigade at the Bluff. Patrol raids were carried out during the night and Bedford House was again shelled.

  • Gotha Daylight Raids   Gotha daylight raid was diverted to Sheerness, bombs damaged the Criterion Theatre.

  • 5th June 1917 Routine

  • 5th Jun 1917 Notts munition workers protest

  • 5th Jun 1917 Counter Battery Fire

  •    G.6.a NEAR ROCLINCOURT

    5th - 6th June. Work as above weather continued fine.

  • 5th Jun 1917 Ammunition Train Blown up

  • 5th Jun 1917 In Action





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. Arthur Stanley Butzbach. Rifle Brigade 13th Btn, C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Gort Croucher. London Regiment 1/19th Btn.
  • L/Cpl. James Finnigan. Royal Scots Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Crawford Hadden. Northumberland Fusiliers 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. David Orr. Northumberland Fusiliers 20th Battalion (1st Tyneside Scottish) Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Preston. Northumberland Fusiliers 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Reay. Northumberland Fusiliers 20th Battalion Tyneside Scottish Read their Story.
  • Cpl. John Alpha Wilson. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 3rd Btn. Read their Story.

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