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18th May 1917 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

18th May 1917

On this day:

  • 327th Siege Battery join 72 HAG   327th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery join 72 Heavy Artillery Group in France.

  • Relocations   One section of A236 Battery 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery relieved by one section A104 Bty and went to Wagon Louex.

    War Diaries

  • 18th May 1917 CO's Inspection

  • 18th May 1917 Parcels Refused

  • 18th May 1917 Entertainment for Wounded


    Attack on GAVRELLE TRENCH commenced but proved a failure: see appendix. Enemy shelling in reply not very heavy or accurate. From 4.0am to 8.0pm day was very quiet. From 8.0pm onwards to 4.0am enemy shelled WIDOW CT and support line very heavily evidently suspecting a relief.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 18th May 1917 On Leave

  • 18th May 1917 Preparations

  • 18th May 1917 Working Parties

  • 18th May 1917 Training

  • 18th of May 1917 Fort Victoria Shelled

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William James Alfred Bell. Bedfordshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. Michael Farrell. Irish Guards Res. Bn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Benjamin Gourlay. Machine Gun Corps 142nd Coy. Read their Story.
  • Gmr. William Shannon. Royal Garrison Artillery 44th Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • Fitter. Leonard Boden Shipstone. Royal Field Artillery 402 bty. Read their Story.

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