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21st April 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



21st April 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers on the march   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers march from Germaine to to Athies and take up billets in cellars.

  • Munitionettes football match at St James' Park   A football match is played at St James' Park, Newcastle in aid of the Joseph and Jane Cowen Training Home in Benwell, between Wallsend Slipway Women Workers and North East Marine. The match was a one all draw.

    A second game in aid of the same cause followed between Armstrongs Elswick Works and Wallsend Naval Yard. Armstrongs won the game 4:2.

  • 21st April 1917 Routine

  • 21st April 1917 Billets Havrincourt and trenches

  • 21st Apr 1917 Emergency Landing

  • 21st Apr 1917 Artillery In Action

  • 21st Apr 1917 Reliefs

  •    ECOIVRES

    Moved from ECOIVRES to camp at G.11.a near ST NICOLAS near ARRAS

  • 21st Apr 1917 Parade & Baths





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sjt. W. B. Coates. Durham Light Infantry
  • Rflmn. Albert Edward Cox. Royal Irish Rifles 14th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. John McDonald. Rifle Brigade 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. John McDonald. Rifle Brigade 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Frank Patience. Queens Royal West Surrey 7th Battalion Read their Story.

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