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11th May 1917On this day:
- Enemy Artillery Activity 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery
received enemy artillery activity. Vicinity of Group HQ shelled all the morning and the HQ’s Chateau was registered, heavily bombarded from 1130 to 1430 and partly destroyed but no casualties.
D236 Battery was also heavily shelled and one gun together with pit and ammunition blown up and completely destroyed. Another gun was buried from 1700 to 1750 but no casualties.
- Australian Troop Transports
HMAT A9 Shropshire Pictured at Port Melbourne, Victoria on the 11th May 1917.
From: AWM P01843.001.
HMAT A9 Shropshire weighed 8,130 tons with an average cruise speed of 15 knots or 27.78 kmph. It was owned by the Federal SN Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until the 5th August 1917.
- 11th May 1917 Inspection of work parties
- 11th May 1917 Camp Followers
- WEST OF BOIS DE LA MASION BLANCHE
Relief completed at 4.50am Battalion moved back to area just West of BOIS DE LA MANSION BLANCHE. At 5.0pm Battalion was relieved by 12th EYR and withdrawn to a camp near ECURIE G.4.a.
- 11th May 1917 On Leave
Baths. A platoon of A Coy took part (drawn by CO) in an inter Battalion Platoon Competition. The Platoon was under the command of Lt PATTISON A Coy and won easily. Very heavy rainfall.
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