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9th May 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 May 1917

On this day:


  • Enemy Active   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Enemy active with trench mortars and artillery on our trenches during the day much retaliation by our batteries. Firing increased and heavy bombardment opened at 2110. SOS was given and Batteries opened up barrages on our Group front and of the Division on our right to 2200 with little success.

  • 200 Siege Bty at Cambrin   200th Siege Battery are at Cambrin probably firing over the front which is today the d947 Loos to La Bassee road. Later in May they went up to Bedford House just south of Ypres which was subsequently flattened by counterfire and is now the cemetery.

  • 9th May 1917 Staff Rides

  • 9th May 1917 New Arrangements

  •    GAVRELLE

    2.0am to 3.30am barrage by both sides along front no apparent reason, heavies also active, 5.15am D Co on left relieved by C Co who were in support. 3.30am to 7.30pm quiet. 7.35pm barrage to North quickly spreading across front: Gas alarm all quiet again by 9.30pm.

  • 9th May 1917 Rifle Meeting

  • 9th May 1917 Reliefs

  • 9th May 1917 On the March

  • 9th May 1917 Training





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. Harold Bradshaw. Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Thomas Buckley. East Lancashire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Frederick Cockerline. East Yorkshire Regiment 10th Btn.
  • Pte. George Edwin Dolbear. Devonshire Regiment 1st Battalion
  • Pte. Archibald Alfred Hyde. Worcestershire Regiment 11th Battalion
  • Pte. Robert Skeldon. Royal Fusiliers 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Turner. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 10th Battalion
  • Cpl. James Edward Wild. East Lancashire Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.

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