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9th February 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



9th February 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberlands at Beaumont Hamel   B Coy 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers are relieved in the line after suffering several casualties.

  • Hostile Fire   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Aeroplane registration carried out by D236 Battery for Counter Battery Work. Small crater with suspected enemy mine workings bombarded by X47 Medium Trench Mortar Battery with sixty rounds and many direct hits obtained. At 2030 the enemy opened heavy shrapnel fire on both Battalion fronts. Group Batteries replied as retaliation was asked for increasing to SOS fire at 2050 in answer to SOS call from Right Battalion. The hostile fire soon died down.

  • 9th February 1917 Inspections

  • 9th February 1917 Ongoing training and divisional medal ceremony

  • 9th Feb 1917 Nice Day

  • 9th Feb 1917 In the Trenches

  • 9th Feb 1917 Training





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Edmund Acornley. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edmund Acornley. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Booker. Royal Scots Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. George Edmund Hinch. East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Harold Morris. South Staffordshire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.

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