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



12th May 1917

On this day:


  • Enemy Artillery Active   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Enemy artillery was active and Howitzer Batteries retaliated on counter-battery targets. C236 Battery was shelled.

    War Diaries


  • 327th Siege Battery RGA sail from Southampton   327th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery left Southampton on the 12th May 1917 and disembarked Le Havre the following day. It first joined 72 Heavy Artillery Group (HAG) on the 18th May 1917.

  • 12th May 1917 

  • 12th May 1917 Reinforcements

  •    NEAR ECURIE G.4.a

    Resting refitting and reorganising.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 12th May 1917 On Leave

  • 12th May 1917 Reliefs

  • 12th May 1917 Training and Fatigues

  • 12th May 1917 On the March

  • 12th May 1917 Defence Work

  • 12th of May 1917 Ammunition Stores





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Lt. Wilfred Griffith Barlow. 58th Infantry Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Bellwood. West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales Own) Regiment, 10th Btn.
  • Pte. Frederick John Collier. Manchester Regiment 2/8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. William Henry Hands. MM. West Yorkshire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Oscar Ralph Kelly. 53rd Sqd. Read their Story.
  • Pte John Knowles. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Btn
  • Sjt. Walter Gordon MacDonald. MID. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George James Rumbles. Seaforth Highlanders Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Joseph Smith. MM. East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Walter William Taylor. Hampshire Regiment 1st. Battalion Read their Story.

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