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17th July 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 July 1916

On this day:


  • All Quiet   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery: Nothing to report all quiet.

  • 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary   

    Hill 60 Tried to break away from steel shaft in Anzac Shaft. Ground much too soft.

    Started to make chamber in I gallery for steel shaft. - Berlin sap started loading chamber in A gallery.

  • 17th July 1916 Routine

  • 17th Jul 1916 Huge Snake

  • 17th Jul 1916 Working Parties

  • 17th Jul 1916 Training

  • 17th Jul 1916 Resting

  • 17th Jul 1916 Inspection and Baths

  • 17th Jul 1916 Misty

  • 8th Yorks & Lancs rejoin 23rd Division   8th Yorks and Lancs return to 23rd Division with 70th Brigade from 8th Division.





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. William Cochrane. Cameron Highlanders 5th Btn.
  • L/Cpl. John Lewis Dickens. York and Lancaster Regiment 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John James. Notts and Derby Regiment 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Austin King. Durham Light Infantry 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George William Marsh. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Godfrey Hugh Pitman. Gloucestershire Regiment 10th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas George Richardson. Bedfordshire Regiment 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Smith. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Battalion
  • Pte. Wilfred Gordon Smith. Durham Light Infantry 13th Btn.

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