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19th May 1917On this day:
- Relocations 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report remaining sections of A236 Battery relieved by A104 and one section put onto new offensive position.
- 19th May 1917 Routine exercise and grazing
- 19th May 1917 Troops on the Move
- TRENCHES GAVRELLE SECTOR
Quiet day except for enemy shelling of close support trench aided by aeroplane observation during the afternoon. Relief of Battalion by the HOW Bn. 188th Bde. 63rd RND. This relief went smoothly and was complete by 4.0am.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 19th May 1917 On Leave
- 19th May 1917 Reliefs
- 19th May 1917 Training
- 19th of May 1917 A Quiet Day
- 19th May 1917 Patrols
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