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7th May 1917On this day:
- Increased Shelling 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report
shelling of the whole area by the enemy increased.
GOC. Division inspected the Brigade Wagon Louex. One NCO and the horses of D236 Battery were killed. Bombardment of enemy roads, railways and communications carried out by every gun in the Army.
An intense fire for two periods of five minutes each at 2045 and 2315 carried out, the Group taking part in and firing an average of three hundred and fifty rounds per 18 pounder Battery and two hundred rounds per 4.5 inch Howitzer. The Enemy were quietened by this retaliation.
- 7th May 1917 Courses and grazing of horses
- 7th May 1917 Cemetery Disturbed
- ST CATHERINE
Battalion marched out of camp at 6.30pm to take over line East of GAVRELLE with Bn HQ & C Coy in old German trenches West of GAVRELLE. 15th WYR in support, 16th & 18th in reserve. 94th Bde on left. South Africans on right. German attack expected.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 7th May 1917 On Ranges
- 7th May 1917 Working Parties
- 7th May 1917 Training
- 7th May 1917 Training
- 7th of May 1917 Intense Bombardments
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