The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
7th August 1917On 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
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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. Spr. W. G. Seale. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy. Edward Wilkinson. MM. Northumberland Fusiliers Read their Story.
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