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

5th May 1917

On this day:

  • Movements   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Lt Colonel A C Lowe DSO went on leave to England. Major C H Pollard DSO assuming temporary command of Brigade. Lt V C Lucas MC posted to A236 Battery.

  • 5th May 1917 Guns Exchanged

  • 5th May 1917 Inspections

  • 5th May 1917 Shattered Village


    Relief complete 1.35am. Battalion return to camp north of ST CATHERINE.

  • 5th May 1917 Courts Martial

  • 5th May 1917 Casualties

  • 5th May 1917 Orders to Move

  • 5th May 1918 Raid Made

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Spr. William Shorthall Dalton. 1st Australian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Pte. Harry Gowers. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Paul Johannesson. 46th Btn. (Sakatchewan Regiment) Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Angus Mackay. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 1/5th Btn.(Queens Edinburgh Rifles) Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Angus Mackay. Royal Scots (Lothian) Regiment 1st/5th Btn. (Queens Edinburgh Rifles) Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Anthony Robson. Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Dvr. William Sanderson. Royal Field Artillery 251st Brigade, D Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Soloman Sole. East Yorkshire Regiment 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Solomon Sole. East Yorkshire Regiment 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Robert Stuart. Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) 2nd Btn
  • Far. Leonard William Telford. Machine Gun Corps 12th Btn. Read their Story.

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