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20th August 1917On this day:
- Activity in Front Line
Divisional Positions of all Machine Guns by Company
245 Machine Gun Company
Mercatel and trenches.
Received orders from DMGO that post S3 need not be occupied. Posts occupied by the Company on the night of 20/21st were S4, 5 ,6, 7, 9, 10, 11 and S12.
All guns were in position by 0600 21st August, according to the Divisional Letter.
A map was issued showing the positions of all machine guns in the Divisional Sector and how they were divided amongst the Companies.
- 20th August 1917 Ongoing training
- BEEHIVE SUPPORT Bn. HQ ACHEVILLE SECTOR
Gas projected on FRESNOY & ACHEVILLE at 12.30am. Over 1000 bombs each containing 30lbs of gas. Retaliation very light.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 20th Aug 1917 Enemy Aircraft Downed
- 20th Aug 1917 Preparations
- 20th Aug 1917 Reliefs
- 20th Aug 1917 On the March
- 20th Aug 1917 Training
- 20th of August 1917 Early morning run
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