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

9th March 1917

On this day:

  • Camoflets Blown   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report D236 Battery fired on Counter Battery targets with aeroplane observation. B236 Battery fired one hundred and fifty rounds on enemy wire. Several camouflets blown by the enemy. (note: camouflet is an underground cavity caused by explosives but without breaking surface which would form a crater)

    War Diaries

  • 9th March 1917 Routine

  • 9th March 1917 Ongoing Railway work

  • 9th Mar 1917 In Reserve

  • 9th March 1917 


    9, 10, 11 March. Whole Battalion working on the broad gauge railway between the SUCRERIE and SERRE.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 9th Mar 1917 Training

  • 9th Mar 1917 Enemy Aircraft

  • 9th March 1917 Instruction

  • 9th Mar 1917 Working Party

  • 9th Mar 1917 Explosion

  • 9th Mar 1917 Reliefs

  • 9th of March 1917 Heavy Shelling

  • 9th of March 1917 To Kortepyp

  • 9th Mar 1917 Shelling

  • 9th April 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. George Edward Cates. VC. Rifle Brigade 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. David James White Duncan. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. David James White Duncan. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Joshua Prescott. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Rogers. South Lancashire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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