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

7th August 1917

On this day:

  • Movements 245MGC   

    Disposition of troops and Company on 6/7th August

    245 Machine Gun Company

    Mercatel and trenches.

    Informed by DMGO that the Division on our left (12th Div.)is to mount a strong raid on enemy positions and that 2 guns from the Company would be required to place a barrage on the right of the enemy’s positions.

    Lt JR Houghton took up 2 guns of No.2 section (in camp) to positions previously reconnoitred on the right of the River Coveul in Sunken Road at O.1g.a.20.50 (see Map No.6).

  • 7th August 1917 Route march and Staff Ride

  • 7th Aug 1917 On the Move

  • 7th Aug 1917 Battery Shelled

  • 7th Aug 1917 Route March

  • 7th Aug 1917 Reliefs

  • 7th Aug 1917 Training

  • 7th Aug 1917 On the Move

  • 7th Aug 1917 Shelling

  • 7th Aug 1917 Working Parties

  • 7th of August 1917 Under Fire

  • 7th of August 1917 Good grub

  • 7th Aug 1917 Reliefs

  • 11th of August 1917 Night work

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. Herbert Blackburn. Royal Garrison Artillery Northumbrian Heavy Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Bowerman. Northamptonshire Rgt. 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas "Bones" Eglington. Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sergeant Samuel Beecher Horsman. King's Royal Rifle Corps 21st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Private Ernest Hunt. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 10th Btn.
  • Pte. Charles John Machon. East Kent Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Mulligan. Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Btn., D Coy.
  • Spr. W. G. Seale. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Edward Wilkinson. MM. Northumberland Fusiliers Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Fred Brookfield Wilson. York and Lancaster Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.

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