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20th January 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

20th January 1917

On this day:

  • 11th Argylls lewis gun team lost   11th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders were at Le Sars on the Warlencourt Eucourt line on 20th of January 1917, facing the Butte de Warlencourt. On this day a short shell landed on a Lewis gun team, Andrew McShee s/14075, McNaish R s/3789 and MacFadyen Alexander Donald s/40235 died and the others were wounded. There was an attack a few days later on the Butte, this was not successful but the Germans withdrew to the Hindenburg line a few days later.

  • 20th January 1917 Conference and lecture

  • 20th January 1917 On the move again

  • 20th Jan 1917 Frozen Boots

  • 20th Jan 1917 In Billets

  • 20th Jan 1917 Reliefs

  • 20th of January 1917 A Concentrated Response

  • 20th of January 1917 Route March

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rfm. Charles Henry Chapman. London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) 18th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Andrew McShee. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 11th Batallion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Measey. Machine Gun Corps 101st Coy Read their Story.

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