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



12th February 1917

On this day:


  • Fighting Continues   A Coy, 16th Btn Northumberland Fusiliers are relieved by B Coy and take over Hub post from C coy, which returns to Walker Quarry; D coy are in dug-outs in Wagon Road.

  • Conference   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery record Conference of OC. Group and Battery Commanders. First section of C236 Battery went out of action.

    War Diaries


  • 12th February 1917 Musketry course

  •    HEUZECOURT

    Training continued. Signs of thaw beginning. Pte’s MIDDLETON & CHRISTIE won their events in the Divisional Boxing Competition.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 12th Feb 1917 Gas Alarm

  • 12th Feb 1917 Working Parties

  • 12th Feb 1917 Training

  • 12th of February 1917 Observation Bad





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rflmn. Stephen Hugh Densham. London Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Benjamin Duckworth. South Wales Borderers 4th Btn
  • Pte. John Forster Pattison. Northumberland Fusiliers 16th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Arthur Smith. Cambridgeshire Regiment 1st Btn, B Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Stead. Duke of Wellington's Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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