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15th 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

15th February 1917

On this day:

  • Wire Cutting   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report A236 and B236 Batteries continued on the enemy wire with the usual allotment of two hundred rounds a day. D236 fired on an area Bombardment scheme at 1545 in conjunction with Howitzers of 23rd and 41st Division and Heavy Artillery on Area Hill 60. 2/Lt V Overton and 2/Lt H S Metcalfe attached to A236 and D236 Batteries respectively for 14 days instruction (From the DAC).

    War Diaries

  • Move to Fienvillers   6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    15th Feb - Battalion move from billets at Hanchy and Le Festel. Marches to Fienvillers, remaining there the night in billets.

    war diaries

  • 15th February 1917 Lecture and reliefs


    Training continued. L/Sgt ALLISON C Co. awarded CROIX-DE-GUERRE for gallantry in the field (NEUVE CHAPELLE) No 8 platoon won Bde Shooting Competition and represents Bde in Corps competition.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 15th Feb 1917 Preparing for Reliefs

  • 15th Feb 1917 Reliefs

  • 15th Feb 1917 Training

  • 15th Feb 1917 On the March

  • 15th of February 1917 A Pilot Captured

  • 15th Feb 1917 In Action

  • 15th Feb 1917 Reliefs

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  • Cpl. Samuel Pilkington. King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. John Henry Roberts. Royal Welch Fusiliers 8th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte, Charles Type. South Wales Borderers 4th Btn. Read their Story.

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