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10th 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



10th May 1917

On 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.

  • 10th May 1917 On Leave

  • 10th May 1917 On the March

  • 10th May 1917 Training





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. George Edward Dry. East Surrey Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. George Bernard Fitzgerald. East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Alan Edward Palfrey. Royal Warwickshire 4th Battalion
  • Pte. John George Purvis. Durham Light Infantry 10th Battalion Read their Story.

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