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

11th March 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieve 2nd Inniskillings   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusiliers relieve 2nd Btn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, on the extreme right of the divisional sector, the french are on right of battalion with the connecting point at the Amiens-Roye road.

  • Wire Cutting   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report A236 Battery fired about seventy rounds wire cutting. Great air activity with two British machines shot down over Ypres. Major Pollard OC. D236 Battery to Field Ambulance sick.

    War Diaries

  • SS Kwasind lost   SS Kwasind was a British steamer of 2211 tons, built by W. Doxford & Sons Ltd,, Sunderland in 1894 and owned at the time of her loss by Arctic SS. Co. Ltd. (J Ridley, Son and Tully) Newcastle. On the 11th March 1917, Kwasind was on a voyage from Bilbao to Hartlepool with a cargo of iron ore and was sunk after striking a mine laid by UC-4 (Kapitan Georg Reimarus) off Southwold. 12 persons were lost.

  • 11th March 1917 Routine and church.

  • 11th March 1917 

  • 11th Mar 1917 Church Parade

  • 11th Mar 1917 Under Shellfire

  • 11th Mar 1917 Church Parade

  • 11th Mar 1917 Defence Work

  • 11th Mar 1917 In Support

  • 11th of March 1917 Balloon Destroyed

  • 11th Mar 1917 Gas Shells


    Church parades. Usual fatigues. Inoculation continued.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


    Lewis gunners paraded under Lewis Gun Officer. Tactical scheme for all officers and NCO’s who were not suffering from the effects of inoculations. Remainder of Battalion inoculated.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 11th March 1917 Instruction

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George William Ashman. Wiltshire Regiment 2nd Battalion
  • 3rdEngr. James Meek. SS Kwasind Read their Story.
  • Pte. Milnes Scott. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Read their Story.

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