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

12th August 1917

On 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 

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  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.

  • Pte Frederick James Alexander. Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Sgt. Michael Bolger. Royal Irish Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Arthur Higginson. Royal Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. George Ledingham. Royal Engineers 526th Field Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Smith. York & Lancs Regt. 10th (Service) Btn. Read their Story.
  • A/Cpl. John Sweeney. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Henry Mostyn Tyler. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade Read their Story.
  • Sjt. J. Webb. MSM. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.

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