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17th August 1917On this day:
- 16th Northumberlands on the move 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers leave Ribaillet camp for Coxyde.
- Activity in Front Line
Layout of Machine Guns under new Divisional Defence
245 Machine Gun Company
Mercatel and trenches.
Conference held at 245 Machine Gun Company Headquarters at 1200, attended by DMGO and OCís 149, 150 and 151 Brigades together with the OC. 245 MGC. The new Divisional Machine Gun Defence Scheme, part of the VI Corps Defence Scheme, was discussed.
Received a letter from Divisional HQ, showing division of gun positions under the new Defence Scheme and indicating that all guns are to be in position by 0600 21st August.
Copy of Divisional Letter GX4025/34 GSO1 50th Division.
17th August 1917.
- 1 Attached Map (Appx No.12) substituted for previous M.9 Maps.
- 2 Right Brigade to occupy positions 1 to 7 inclusive and S1 and S2.
- Left Brigade to occupy positions 8 to 15 inclusive and S8.
- 245 MG Coy. to occupy positions S3 to S7 and S9 to S12 inclusive.
- All guns to be in position by 0600 21st Aug 1917.
- Remaining 7 guns per Bde MG Coy in the line to be at the disposal of GOC Brigade
- 17th August 1917 Ongoing training
- BEEHIVE SUPPORT Bn. HQ ACHEVILLE SECTOR
Fine and quiet days. At night 150 men carried gas bombs to QUEBEC TRENCH for Special R.E. Capt. HUTCHENCE left to take up appointment of 2nd in Command of 1/6 SOUTH STAFFS.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 17th Aug 1917 Into Support
- 17th Aug 1917 Training
- 17th Aug 1917 On the March
- 17th Aug 1917 At Rest
- 17th Aug 1917 Reliefs
- 17th Aug 1917 In Action
- 17th Aug 1917 In Reserve
- 17th of August 1917 On the Move
- 17th of August 1917 Shooting Practice
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