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12th July 1917On this day:
- 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieved by 5/6th Royal Scots On the west bank of the Yser canal, the 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers were relieved by the 5/6 Btn Royal Scots. The Northumberlands withdraws to Nieuport under orders to man the defences in case of need. The War Diary records: "C coy moved forward, but came under heavy machine gun and rifle fire from the left which inflicted heavy losses and prevented further advance. As they did not reach the line held by D coy the attack by the latter coy could not be carried out. Both C coy officers advancing with the attack, 2/Lt N.R. Futers and 2/Lt T.V. Wheeldon, were wounded." At night the 1st Dorsets take the Northumberland’s place in Nieuport and they withdraw to Ribaillet camp.
- 12th July 1917 Relocation
- 12th Heavy Battery in action 12th Heavy Battery, RGA were in action on the 12th of July 1917 at Ypres.
- 12th July 1917 Hotchkiss Courses and Working Party Activity
- ROCLINCOURT WEST CAMP
- 12th Jul 1917 Rifle Practice
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