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13th February 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 February 1917

On this day:

  • 17th HLI attack Ten Tree Alley   17th Battalion Highland Light Infantry attack a strong point in Ten Tree alley. B Coy, 16th Btn Northumberland Fusiliers suffers casualties and A coy send reinforcements forward, whilst C coy reinforce A coy in Hub post. the 16th Northumberland Battalion are relieved in the line by the 2/6 Btn West Yorkshire Regt who have just arrived from England. The Northumberlands return to billets at Mailly-Maillet and Bertrancourt.

  • Batteries in Action   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery D236 Battery fired two hundred rounds in a combined bombardment on 23rd Division front by all available Howitzers. X47 Trench Mortar Battery commenced wire cutting on the Left Battalion's front and fired fifty four rounds. Remainder of C236 Battery went out of action and handed over position to B1014 Battery which is therefore part of Group. C246 took over Wagon Lines of B235 in rest at Winnizeele.

    War Diaries

  • 13th February 1917 Inspections

  • 13th February 1917 Battalion practice attack

  • 13th Feb 1917 Inspection


    Bde route march deploying into artillery formation.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 13th Feb 1917 Late Night

  • 13th Feb 1917 Relief

  • 13th Feb 1917 Training

  • 13th Feb 1917 On the Move

  • 13th of February 1917 TM Action

  • 13th of February 1917 Move to Kortepyp

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Bertie Buck. 96th Brigade 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Read their Story.
  • Pte. Isaac Tattersall Duerden. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Woodward. South Wales Borderers 6th Battalion Read their Story.

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