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17th June 1915On this day:
- GOC 1 Corps Visit 6th County of London Brigade RFA report at 0300 a message was received that no move would take place for the present. A visit was received from the GOC 1st Corps Lt General Sir Charles Munro, who described the work of the Brigade as 'magnificent'. A detailed inspection was held of the 16th London Battery. The Brigade was warned to be ready to move at one hours notice.
- 17th June 1915 9th Lancers inspected
- 17th Jun 1915 19th Seige Bty RGA in action
- 17th Jun 1915 4th Camerons in Action
- 17th Jun 1915 In Bivouacs
- 17th Jun 1915 Trench Work
- 17th Jun 1915 Reliefs
- 17th Jun 1915 Division Praised
- 17th Jun 1915 Working Parties
- 17th Jun 1915 A True Englishman
- 17th Jun 1915 Casualties
- 17th Jun 1915 Reliefs
- 17th Jun 1915 On the Move
- Fierce fighting at Bellewaerde British troops of the 9th and 7th Infantry Brigades assault enemy trenches on Bellewaerde Ridge between the Menin Road and the Ypres-Roulers railway. Their objective, to remove the enemy from the high ground which gae an observation point over most of the Allied ground to the East of Ypres. The bombardment commenced at 02:30 followed by the assault on the German front line at 04:15, which was captured with little resistance and the troops pushed on to occupy the second German line. The enemy launched a counter attack and the British were pushed back to the First German line, which they managed to hold, but the enemy still commanded the ridge.
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