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21st January 1917On this day:
- Relocations 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from
236th Brigade RFA relieved 238 Brigade RFA and is now known as Left Group 47th Divisional Artillery covering Hill 60 and the Snout from I.35.a.2.4. to I.29.d.00.50.
The Infantry in the line covered by Left Group was the 140th Brigade, Right Battalion 7th London Regiment (City of London Regiment) and the Left Battalion 8th London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), all part of 47th Division.
On the Left Flank the 23rd Division with the 70th Brigade in the line and on the right Flank 142nd Brigade 47th Divisional Infantry.
One section of the Batteries of the Brigade relieved 238 Brigade on the night of 20/21 January and the remaining sections relieved on the night of the 21/22nd. The relief was complete at 1925.
At the same time as the relief was taking place a reorganisation of the 47th Divisional Artillery was taking place in which the 238 Brigade was split up. Some of the Batteries going to the 41st Division with others were used to bring the Howitzer Batteries of 235 and 236 Brigades to six Gun Batteries.
C238 Battery (18pounders) was transferred in its entirety to make C236 Battery while the previous C236 (4.5 Howitzer) was sent to 41st Division less one section which was absorbed in D236.
Left Group now consists of:
A,B,C and D236 Batteries,
Y47 Trench Mortar Battery (Two inch)
V47 Trench Mortar Battery (Heavy)
A J Roberts on leave of absence starting 18th January
- 21st Jan 1917 20th DLI return to Ontario Camp
- U-Boat Index - WW1 KUK U-29 Austrian Submarine.
Launched 21st October 1916
Commissioned 21st January 1917
21 Jan 1917 - 14 Aug 1918 Leo Prįsil
4 Sep 1918 - 29 Sep 1918 Friedrich Sterz
29 Sep 1918 - 1 Nov 1918 Robert Dürrigl
No flotilla information available
Successes 3 ships sunk with a total of 14,784 tons.
1 warship damaged with a total of 7,350 tons.
15 Apr 1917 k.u.k. U29 Leo Prįsil Mashobra 8,173 br
- 19 May 1917 k.u.k. U29 Leo Prįsil Mordenwood 3,125 br
- 4 Apr 1918 k.u.k. U29 Leo Prįsil Edgar (hms) (damaged) 7,350 br
Fate Scrapped in 1920
- 21st January 1917 Church Parade
- 21st January 1917 Ongoing moves
- 21st Jan 1917 Enemy Shelling
- 21st Jan 1917 Church Parade
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