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17th April 1916 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



17th April 1916

On this day:


  • Motor and Rifle Grenade Shelling   6th County of London Brigade RFA. at Carency. Major Gordon DSO OC. 15th London Battery returned from leave to England. The front line trenches were subjected to one and a half hours of trench mortar & rifle grenade shelling. It was noticeable today that whenever we fired on the Pimple, the enemy retaliated with mortars & rifle grenades. A fire was seen to break out in a house in Lens at about 1830.

  • 17th April 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 17th April 1916 In action

  • 17th April 1916 GOC Inspection

  • 17th Apr 1916 Gun Drill

  • 17th Apr 1916 At Rest

  • 17th Apr 1916 All Quiet

  • 17th Apr 1916 On the Move





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