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

12th April 1917

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There are:15 articles tagged with this date available in our Library

  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. Arthur Birch. Royal Garrison Artillery 216 Siege Battery
  • Pte. Alfred George Brannan. Lincolnshire Regiment 1st Battalion, D Company Read their Story.
  • Rfm. Frederick Boulton Clarke. London Regiment 1st/5th Battalion
  • Padre. Thomas Glasfryn Jones. Army Chaplains Department att. 11th South Wales Borderers Read their Story.
  • Sapper Daniel Looney. Royal Engineers Read their Story.
  • Pte John William Nelson. Northumberland Fusiliers 13th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Levi Paul. Dorsets 6th Battalion
  • Pte. Henry Robert Rickman. Hampshire Regiment 1st Battalion
  • Spr. James Henry F S Robertson. Royal Engineers 129 Field Coy. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Joseph Smith. MM. Lincolnshire Regiment 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Leonard Francis Smith. Gordon Highlanders 1st/6th Bn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Harry Wild. East Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ronald Robert Yallop. Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch) B Coy Read their Story.

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