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



17th November 1914

On this day:


  • 2nd Life Guards Regt move to Brielen   The 2nd Life Guards moved at midday on the 17th to Brielen, 2 miles North West of Ypres, where horses of the Regiment were left and a further move was made with the Brigade to man the trenches on Zillebeke Ridge. It was our turn to hold the forward and supporting trenches which we did for 48 hours.

  • Ongoing Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    At Lindenhoek with 5th Divisional Artillery. Started at 1800 and went into action near Lindenhoek. Fired about 100 rounds with battery in action all night when fired during two attacks

  • 17th Nov 1914 1st East Lancs relieved by Hants Regt

  • 17th Nov 1914 Shell Fire and Infantry Attack.

  • 17th Nov 1914 Under Bombardment

  • 17th Nov 1914 Waiting for the British to Advance

  • 17th Nov 1914 Training

  • 17th Nov 1914 Under Attack

  • 17th Nov 1914 Trench Difficulties

  • 17th Nov 1914 On the March





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Sgt. Henry Clarke Dixon. Dorsetshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt.Col. Malcolm Charles Andrew Green. South Lancashire Regiment 2nd Batalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Bernard Spensor. 3rd Dragoon Guards

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    Photo postcard of Charles George Sheppard, Royal Berkshire Regiment
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