The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
10th May 1917On this day:
- The British introduced the convoy system, to combat the German submarine threat. By moving large numbers of merchant ships together under naval protection the threat of vessels being sunk was reduced.
- Heavy Bombardment 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report
another heavy bombardment, chiefly on the Divisional front in the North was opened at 0345 and Batteries barraged for half an hour. Much counter Battery work and many targets of guns in action fired on.
2nd Lt C B Payne struck off strength of the Brigade on transfer to RFC (Royal Flying Corps).
- 10th May 1917 Route March and Casting
- 10th May 1917 Sports Day
- 10th May 1917 The Lanscape of War
- GAVRELLE TRENCHES
Quiet day except for our own artillery up to 8.15pm when barrage opened about 1 mile to South and as usual spread quickly artillery remained active until morning. Relief of Battalion by 16th WYR commenced about 9.30pm under difficult circumstances.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 10th May 1917 On Leave
- 10th May 1917 On the March
- 10th May 1917 Training
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