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11th January 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

11th January 1917

On this day:

  • Movements   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report D236 Battery went up into action.

    War Diaries

  • 11th January 1917 Working parties

  • 11th January 1917 CO's Inspection

  • 11th Jan 1917 Ship Sunk


    Proceeded in busses – 3 Coy’s 15 billets in OUTREBOIS. B Coy to FROHEN-LE-PETIT. Arrived destination 6.30am.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 11th Jan 1917 Snow

  • 11th Jan 1917 Training

  • 11th Jan 1917 In Reserve

  • 11th Jan 1917 In Reserve

  • 11th Jan 1917 Working Parties

  • 11th Jan 1917 Shelling

  • Nov 1917 


    Platoons in tactical exercise under Company Commanders instruction. Gas drill. Bayonet fighting. Rugby in the afternoon. Usual fatigues.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. Christopher French. MM. Royal Garrison Artillery 117th Heavy Bty. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Charles Edwin Hole. Wiltshire Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William John Lathlan. Machine Gun Corps 34th Read their Story.
  • Pte. William John Lathlane. Machine Gun Corps 34th Coy Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Gervase Litton. Manchester Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Gervase Litton. Manchester Regiment 11th Btn.
  • Pte. Ernest James Mullins. Dorset Regiment 5th Btn.
  • Pte. Ernest James Mullins. Dorsetshire Rgt. 5th Btn.
  • L/Cpl. Ernest William Newcombe. Dorsetshire Regiment 5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John O'Donohue. Leinster Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Sandison. Highland Light Infantry 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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