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

6th April 1917

On this day:

  • America enters the war   The United States of America declares war on Germany following Germany's introduction of unrestricted submarine warfare, which put neutral American ships at risk.

  • Wire Cutting and support   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery, C189 Battery (Army Field Brigade) came into action in position East of B236 Battery as reinforcement Battery for the Group. Wire cutting again today with A236 Battery firing one hundred rounds, B236 Battery seventy six rounds and C236 Battery one hundred and fifty two rounds. D236 Battery took part in an area bombardment on Group Zone. X47 Trench Mortar Battery also fired fifty four rounds. C189 Battery registered.

    War Diaries

  • 6th April 1917 Relief and relocation

  • 6th April 1917 Remain in billets

  • 6th Apr 1917 Aeroplanes Active

  • 6th Apr 1917 Posts Advanced

  • 6th Apr 1917 Fresh Fish

  • 6th Apr 1917 Obervation

  • 6th Apr 1917 Burial Party

  • 6th Apr 1917 Casualties

  • 6th Apr 1917 Operations

  • 6th of April 1917 Moved to Fletre

  • 6th Apr 1917 Training

  • 6th Apr 1917 Better Weather

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pnr. D. Dick. Royal Engineers "B" Special Coy.
  • Sgt. George E. Gleadow. West Yorkshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Thomas Hughes. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 12th Btn.
  • Pte. Sam Sanderson. Leicestershire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.

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