The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
12th August 1917On this day:
- Orders 245 Machine Gun Company report from
Mercatel and trenches. "At 1600 orders were issued for relief on the night of 13th/14th of August (Order No.8)."
- Gotha Daylight Raids Southend and Shoeburyness were bombed on the 12 August, with the loss of one Gotha and four other crashing on landing.
- 12th August 1917 Relocation
- 12th Aug 1917 Routine
- 12th Aug 1917 Artillery In Action
- 12th Aug 1917 Viewing Model
- 12th Aug 1917 Redesignation
- 12th August 1917
- 12th Aug 1917 In Reserve
- 12th Aug 1917 Church Parade
- 12th Aug 1917 Reinforcements
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