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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day

17th May 1916

On this day:

  • Reorganisation   At Frevilliers 6th County of London Brigade RFA are renamed 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

    Battery title changes

    • 15th Battery = A236
    • 16th Battery = B236
    • 17th Battery = C236
    • 22nd Battery = D236
    6th London Field Artillery Brigade is now called 15th-A236, 16th-B236, 17th-C236. the 22nd London Battery now in this Brigade is called D236 Battery.

    Lt Woollett 6th London Brigade Ammunition Column is transferred to 17th London Battery. Brigade Ammunition Column is split up between the Batteries and the Divisional Ammunition Column.

    War Diaries

  • 17th May 1916 Field work

  • 17th May 1916 Sun Stroke

  • 17th May 1916 Rifle Grenades

  • 17th May 1916 Officers Transferred

  • 17th May 1916 Football

  • 17th May 1916 Practice Attack

  • 17th May 1916 Training

  • 17th of May 1916 Reorganisation

  • 17th May 1916 

  • 17th of May 1916 Enduring Enemy Shelling

  • 17th May 1916 Movement order

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  • Pte. William Mark Eckersley. Norfolk Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Graham. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Leonard Lansdale. Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Btn Read their Story.

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