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13th April 1917 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

13th April 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers support attack   The 16th battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers are ordered to Attilly to support the attack on Fayet.

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers hold town   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers take over Fayet from a Battalion of 14 Brigade.

  • Rest and inspections   6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    13th April 1917 - Battalion at Louvencourt, resting and cleaning up. Inspection of billets. Specialist training.

    war diaries

  • 13th April 1917 Bad weather exposure

  • 13th Apr 1917 Terrible Weather

  • 13th Apr 1917 Top Brass Visit

  • 13th Apr 1917 Assault Made

  • 13th Apr 1917 Into the Trenches

  • 13th Apr 1917 Up to the Line

  • 13th Apr 1917 Under Shellfire


    The day spent training and recreation.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 13th Apr 1917 Reliefs Completed

  • 13th Apr 1917 Casualties

  • 13th Apr 1917 Into Billets

  • 13th Apr 1917 Reorganisation

  • 13th of April 1917 Hostile Aircraft

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There are:16 articles tagged with this date available in our Library

  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.

  • Sgt. Robert Boughton. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Clack. Oxfordshire and Bucks Light Infantry Read their Story.
  • RSM. Simeon Thomas "Tim" Daly. West Yorkshire Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alexander Ewan. Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alexander Ewan. Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. William George Richard Geoghegan. Inniskilling Fusiliers . 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Bertram C. Martin. MM. Royal Fusiliers 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Reginald Parsons. Gloucestershire Regiment 1/4th (City of Bristol) Btn.
  • Pte. William Roberts. East Yorkshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Frank Reginald Seely. Hampshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick George Sutch. Middlesex Regiment 20th Bn Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Wicks. West Yorkshire Regiment 10th Battalion Read their Story.

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