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



10th August 1917

On this day:


  • 24th and 27th Northumberlands amalgamate   24th and 27th Battalions Northumberland Fusiliers are amalgamated to form the 24/27th Battalion.

  • A Flight 36(HD) Squadron RFC redesignated   At RFC Seaton Carew II, A Flight 36(HD) Squadron RFC was redesignated as C Flight.

  • Activity in Front Line   245 Machine Gun Company

    Mercatel and trenches.

    Received Operations Orde No.117 (50th Div.) warned that all officers in the trenches were considerably handicapped by not being in telephonic communication with Divisional Headquarters also with Right and Left Brigade Headquarters. This was reported to the DMGO.

    Organization. The establishment laid down for a Machine Gun Company in the field does not seem sufficient. A Transport Officer is required during trench warfare.

    The weather clear but unsettled. There was heavy rain during the week and storms on the 9th and 10th August.

    Copy of Operations Order No.117 GSO1 50th Division. Copy No.20. 149th Inf. Brigade to relieve 151st Inf. Brigade in Cherisy sector on night of 12/13th Aug. 1917.

  • 12th and 13th Battalions Northumberland Fusiliers amalgamate   12th (Service) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers amalgamate with 13th Bn, becoming 12/13th Battalion.

  • 10th August 1917 Parade and lecture

  • 10th Aug 1917 On the March

  • 10th Aug 1917 Artillery Active

  • 10th Aug 1917 Aircraft Lost





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Spr. H. Bootle. Royal Engineers. 250th Tunnelling Company
  • Pte. James Brannick. Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Batallion
  • Pte. Joseph Bryant. 2nd/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Rupert Farmer. Worcestershire Regiment 3th Btn.
  • Pte. Alexander Fitzpatrick. Royal Irish Fusiliers 7th/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Gilbert. Norfolk Regiment 1st Garrison Bn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Godfrey. Middlesex Regt 23rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Madden. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Able Sea. Stanley Riseborough. Nelson Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Owen "Jack" White. Northamptonshire Regiment 6th Btn.

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