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

12th July 1917

On 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



    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 12th Jul 1917 Rifle Practice

  • 12th Jul 1917 Training

  • 12th Jul 1917 Training

  • 12th of July 1917 A Holiday

  • 12th of July 1917 Treats in the trench

  • 12th Jul 1917 Patrols

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Benham. Royal Fusiliers 1st/3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Douglas Blewett "Brum" Brumley. 46th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Guy S. Ellis. 57th Squadron Read their Story.
  • Rfm. W. Garrett. London Regiment 1/18th Btn.
  • Rfm. C. E. Harrison. London Regiment 1/18th Btn.
  • Rflmn. Alfred Joseph Palmer. King's Royal Rifle Corps 10th Btn.
  • James Stewart. Royal Garrison Artillery 12th Heavy Battery Read their Story.

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