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



8th June 1917

On this day:


  • Reorganisation    Reorganisation of 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery Batteries on new zero lines took place. Otherwise the enemy was very quiet. 2nd Lt H.L. Burgis was reposted to the Brigade and to A236 Battery from England.

  • 106th Coy RE at Messines Ridge.   Messines Ridge Redoubt. The day arrived 3am 106th Engineers were standing to when the Ridge was blown up, Germans caught asleep, Engineers consolidate their positions before the counter attacks

  • 8th June 1917 Routine

  • 8th Jun 1917 Gas Shells

  • 8th Jun 1917 Wild Romours

  • 8th Jun 1917 Working Parties

  • 8th Jun 1917 Patrols

  • 8th Jun 1917 Working Parties and Training

  • 8th of June 1917 Bolder Enemy Aircraft





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Lt. Charles Henry Alexander. 9th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ivan William Allsop. 33rd Btn. B Coy.
  • Pte. Arthur Anderson. Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Jack K. Appleton. Durham Light Infantry 13th Btn.
  • L/Cpl Ronald Spencer Bailey. 37th Btn.
  • Pte. R. T. A. Bannister. Australian Machine Gun Corps 9th Coy.
  • Pte. Edward Bolger. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Leslie Emanuel Bowman. 4th Australian Field Ambulance
  • Pte. John William Burn. Durham Light Infantry 20th Btn.
  • L/Cpl Robert James Capron. Australian Machine Gun Corps 10th Coy
  • Pte. Harry Carpenter. Gloucestershire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Herbert Carter. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry ?  8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Richard Henry "Dick" Chilman. 13th Machine Gun Company
  • CSM Charles William Cotton. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Denny. 33rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Fairclough. South Lancashire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Willis Hirwen Frith. Machine Gun Corps 207th Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney Haigh. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 8th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hector Pretoria Hindmarsh. 37th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. J. E. Hobbs. 33rd Btn.
  • L/Cpl. Arthur Alexander Hodgson. Middlesex Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. D. W. Hutton. 33rd Btn.
  • Pte. William Joseph David Hynes. 37th Btn. A Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. Norman Arthur Jorgensen. 37th Btn. 3rd Aust Division Read their Story.
  • Pte. S. B. Justelius. 35th Btn.
  • William Arthur Keeble. London Regiment 1/24th Btn.
  • Cpl. Francis Elmour King. 37th Btn. C Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Lewis. Welch Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John James Lillis. 37th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alan James Mather. 33rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. J. H. Millward. Gloucestershire Regiment 8th Btn.
  • Sgt Griffith James Morgan. 37th Btn. C Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. J. Newton. Machine Gun Corps 69th Coy
  • Pte. Neil Nilsson. 33rd Btn. D Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Fletcher Noble. 33rd Btn.
  • Pte. Thomas Parrott. Lincolnshire Regiment 6th Btn.
  • Pte. Walter George Pollock. 39th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Porter. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 7th Btn.
  • L/Cpl. J. Reay. The Green Howards 9th Btn.
  • Pte. Joseph Roberts. London Regiment 1/24th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rifleman Hugh Rock. Royal Irish Rifles 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. J. T. Scott. The Green Howards 9th Btn.
  • 2nd Lt. W. V. Sculthorpe. London Regiment 1/22nd Btn.
  • Pte. James Aloysuis Smith. 33rd Btn.
  • Pte. Steven Todd. Durham Light Infantry 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Norman Currie Tyrer. 46th (Victoria) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Lt. Leslie William Roy Warner. 34th Btn. B Company Read their Story.
  • Sgt. J. Wilson. 36th Btn.

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