The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
8th August 1917On this day:
- Activity in Front Line
245 Machine Gun Company
Mercatel and trenches.
At 1100 a practice barrage was commenced by all arms, during which fire was opened on the right of Lanyard Trench isolating that trench from St Romartís factory. (see Map 6)
The raid was postponed.
- First flight of Zeppelin LZ100 Zeppelin LZ100 (L53) was a V Class craft which had its first flight on
8th August 1917.
It carried out 19 reconnaissance missions and 4 attacks on England, dropping a total of 11,930 kilograms (26,300 lb) of bombs.
It was intercepted and destroyed by a Sopwith Camel flown by Lt Culley RAF, who took off from a lighter towed by the destroyer HMS Redoubt, on the 11th August 1918. LZ 100 was the last zeppelin destroyed in the air during the war.
- 8th August 1917 Ongoing training
- 8th Aug 1917 Heavy Shelling
- WINNEPEG CAMP
8th - 16th August. Training near MT ST ELOY. Weather very showery throughout the period. 15th: Major WHITE M.C. joined Bn.
The National Archives Reference W095/2361/1
- 8th Aug 1917 On the March
- 8th Aug 1917 Half Holiday
- 8th Aug 1917 At Rest
- 8th Aug 1917 Training
- 8th Aug 1917 Relief
- 8th Aug 1917 Preparations
- 8th of August 1917 Intense Bombardment
- 8th of August 1917 Moving up the line
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