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11th 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

11th May 1917

On 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 HQs 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.

    War Diaries

  • 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.

    John Doran

  • 11th May 1917 Inspection of work parties

  • 11th May 1917 Camp Followers


    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 At 5.0pm Battalion was relieved by 12th EYR and withdrawn to a camp near ECURIE G.4.a.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 11th May 1917 On Leave

  • 11th May 1917 Under Shellfire

  • 11th May 1917 On the March

  • 11th May 1917 Practice Scheme

  • 11th of May 1917 German Persistence


    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.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Robert Arthur Kirby. Machine Gun Corps 11 Coy. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. Harry Lee. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 7th Battalion
  • Rflmn. Harry Lee. Kings Royal Rifles Corps 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Frank Pottinger. Gloucestershire Regiment 8th Btn
  • Cpl. Thomas James Songhurst. Suffolk Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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