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



19th May 1917

On 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.

    War Diaries


  • 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





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Bewley. Border Regiment Read their Story.
  • Cpl. John Thomas Cain. Cheshire Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel H. Cunnington. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Tom Brown Holdsworth. Border Regiment 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Giles Ives. Essex Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Francis McCrory. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Btn.
  • Sgt. Albert White. VC. South Wales Borderers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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