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



6th June 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers stand to   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers stand to as GHQ reserve for the launch of Battle of Messines, their role being to support II Anzac Corps. The battle went well and they were not needed.

  • Batteries in Action   At 0230 A236 and B236 Batteries, 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery fired on said barrage. Barrage creeping to final objective carried on. Very heavy shelling of all Batteries throughout day by the enemy with 8 inch and 5.9 inch shells. A236 had two guns destroyed, B236 had two badly damaged and ammunition blown up. C236 had also two guns put out of action and 1000 rounds of ammunition blown up. Only two gunners of C236 Battery were wounded. A and C Batteries were both obliged to relocate positions for some hours. Owing to loses in guns B Battery was taken off today’s imtended barrage and placed to reinforce creeping barrage. D236 again carried out counter battery work all night. 2nd Lt M.F. Allen posted to Brigade as signal officer.

  • 6th Jun 1917 Inspected Model

  • 6th Jun 1917 In Action

  • 6th Jun 1917 In Action

  • 6th Jun 1917 Working Parties

  • 6th Jun 1917 Heavy Bombardment





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. David Barmes. Australian Field Artillery 41st Bty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Bradley. MM Machine Gun Corps(Infantry) 54th Company Read their Story.
  • Cpl. James Breen. Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Dvr. William Bruce. Royal Field Artillery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert John Buglass. Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Btn.
  • Pte. Charles Bushell. Kings Liverpool Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. William France Dutton. North Staffordshire Regiment 1st/6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Frederick Arthur Jervis Eastwood. Royal Field Artillery 103rd Bde. D Bty
  • Pte. James Hutchinson. Durham Light Infantry 20th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. H. Joynes. Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Btn.
  • Pte. Charles Walter Logan. Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Btn. D Coy.
  • Thomas Preston. Northumberland Fusiliers 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Tom Victor Scattergood. Northumberland Fusiliers 21st Btn.
  • Capt. Ben Wilmot. MC. Northumberland Fusiliers 20th Btn. Read their Story.

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