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17th December 1915 - 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 December 1915

On this day:


  • Registering   6th County of London Brigade RFA at Annequin report all batteries registering the German front line. An establishment of 50% Shrapnel and 50% High Explosive is to be maintained. Log Books & Registration Books are being kept by OC. Batteries. Arrangements for cooperation in case of attacks have been concluded between OC. Lowe Group and OC. 41st Brigade RFA on our left (i.e. north).

    War Diaries


  • 6th East Yorks leave Suvla Bay   The 6th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment (Pioneers) embarked from West Beach, Suvla Bay on SS Bawry and disembarked Mudros.

  • 17th December 1915 9th Lancers tour Postponed

  • 17th Dec 1915 Preparation to Move

  • 17th December 1915 

  • 17th Dec 1915 Night Sports

  • 17th Dec 1915 Cruiser sunk

  • 17th Dec 1915 Trench Repairs

  • 17th Dec 1915 2nd East Surreys on the Move

  • 17th Dec 1915 New Quarters

  • 17th Dec 1915 On the March

  • 17th Dec 1915 Fatigue Party

  • 17th Dec 1915 Trench Work

  • 17th Dec 1915 Reliefs

  • 17th December 1915 Maxim gun training





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. Thomas Curren. Royal Field Artillery Read their Story.
  • Sgt. H. E. Lucia. Cameroons Expeditionary Force, Works Dept Read their Story.

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