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



21st February 1917

On this day:


  • No Retaliation   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report (A J Roberts due back from leave). All quiet - no immediate retaliation by the enemy for the raid. 2/Lt H Davies rejoined the Brigade from Hospital (B236 Battery).

    War Diaries


  • 21st February 1917 Inspections

  • Railway work   6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    Billets Authie and St Leger Authie

    21st to 22th Feb. - Battalion at work on Authie Valley Railway. A company move from Authie to Thievres.

    war diaries


  • 21st Feb 1917 Ship Sunk

  • 21st Feb 1917 On the Move

  •    SAILLY

    Brigade moved into line. 18th DLI B & D Co. in the KEEP HEBUTERNE remainder of Battalion in SAILLY relieving 7th Bn. N. LANCS of 19th Div.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 21st Feb 1917 Plans Changed

  • 21st Feb 1917 Gas

  • 21st of February 1917 A Minor Operation

  • 21st of February 1917 An Investigation





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. James Bennett. Shropshire Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Bennett. Shropshire Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Pratt. Worcestershire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Michael Quinn. Leinster Regiment 7th Batt. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Michael Quinn. Leinster Regiment 7th Btn.
  • Spr. Stanley Rymell. Royal Engineers Read their Story.

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