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



18th March 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers cross the German line   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusiliers cross the German line through Parvillers and move on to the line Sept Fours, pausing at Etalon for the night.

  • Batteries Fire   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report D236 Battery fired on Counter Battery target. A236 and B236 Batteries fired at the request of infantry. D236 also fired all night on a German Battery suspected of moving.

    War Diaries


  • 18th Mar 1917 Wearside Pals War Diary

  • 18th March 1917 Church services

  • 18th Mar 1917 Pushing Forwards

  •    MAGNOLIA CAMP THE DELL

    The Battalion began its move by route march to 1st Army Area. Marched from SAILLY DELL to BEAUQUENSE.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 18th Mar 1917 Preparing for Attack

  • 18th Mar 1917 Trench Raid

  • 18th Mar 1917 Change of Billets

  • 18th Mar 1917 Training

  • 18th Mar 1917 In the Trenches





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Edward Balmer. Royal Irish Regiment First Labour Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Bolger. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • A/Sgt. Horatio Nelson Bolton. Army Service Corps Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Francis John Eddolls. SS Joshua Nicholson Read their Story.

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