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17th May 1915On this day:
- Battle of Festubert 6th County of London Brigade RFAattack. The 7th Division has attacked in direction of Rue D’Ouvert-Charell St Roch Cantileux. The ground captured yesterday was consolidated. The 15th London Battery fired twelve rounds on the Rue Du Marais, and twenty two rounds on G.22. C.45.
- 17th May 1915 9th Lancers in the Trenches
- Regimental water duties instruction Course of instruction for water duties with a Regiment commenced today - three men per section detailed.
War diary RAMC 19th Field Ambulance, Erquinghem-Lys
- 1st Bn Herts in support of the Irish Guards Bn moved up in support of the Irish Guards in trenches ¾ mile East of Rue L'Epinette.
War Diary of the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment
- 17th May 1915 122 Brigade Inspected
- 17th May 1915 In Action
- 17th May 1915 Into Huts
- 17th May 1915 On the March
- 17th May 1915 On the Move
- 17th of May 1915 Under Cavalry Corps Command
- 17th of May 1915 Move of York Hussars
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Remembering those who died this day. Lt. Edward John White Abbott. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 4th Btn. attd. 2nd Btn. 2nd Lt. Ray Lancaster Bell. Royal Dublin Fusiliers Read their Story. A/Cpl. Alexander Chisholm. Royal Engineers 20th Army Troop Company Read their Story. Pte. Alfred Terah Elwood. 2nd Btn. Read their Story. Pte. Thomas Frederic Farrier. Royal Sussex Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story. Cpl. Joseph Stanislaus Maley. Highland Light Infantry 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Btn. B Coy. Read their Story. L/Cpl Edward Pearce. King's Royal Rifle Corps 4th Btn Pte. William John Williams. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 4th Battalion Read their Story.
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