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8th March 1917 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

8th March 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieve 15th HLI   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusiliers relieve the 15th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry in close support at Le Quesnoy. Lt Col A.J. Scully MC, takes command of the 16th Northumberland battalion.

  • 8th March 1917 Routine and courses

  • 8th March 1917 Change of billets

  • 8th Mar 1917 Into the Trenches


    18 DLI moved to EUSTON for work on broad gauge railway. Accommodation there was found unsuitable, so returned to the DELL.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 8th Mar 1917 Training

  • 8th Mar 1917 Enemy Mine Fired

  • 8th Mar 1917 Posting

  • 8th Mar 1917 Training

  • 8th Mar 1917 Trench Work

  • 10th March 1917 Instruction

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. James Brady. Royal Army Medical Corps Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Patrick Daly. Leinster Regiment 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Edwards. Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Farnes. Royal Fusiliers 22nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. John James Wilder Lassetter. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte John McKeever. Connaught Rangers 6th Btn
  • Capt. George Averil Read. Leinster Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.

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