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19th August 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

19th August 1917

On this day:

  • Activity in Front Line   245 Machine Gun Company

    Mercatel and trenches. Issued with Operations Order No. 1 for reliefs on the nights of the 19th, 20th and 21st August.

    War Diaries

  • 19th August 1917 Church services


    Quiet day.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 19th Aug 1917 Church Parade

  • 19th Aug 1917 Training

  • 19th Aug 1917 In Camp

  • 19th Aug 1917 Reliefs

  • 19th Aug 1917 Church Parade

  • 19th Aug 1917 On the Move

  • 19th of August 1917 Sunday Service

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Killed, Wounded, Missing and Prisoner Reports published this day.

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There are:10 articles tagged with this date available in our Library

  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Henry Walker Benson. Worcestershire Regiment 1/8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sylvester Douglas Brierley. Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment 10th Btn.
  • Rfm. Edward Cosgrave. 1st NZ Rifle Brigade.
  • Pte. John King. Canterbury Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John King. Canterbury Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Loader. London Regiment 1/22nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt George Edward Schultz. Cheshire Regiment 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Dan Todd. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.

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  • Items from the Home Front Archive

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