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21st June 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 June 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers under fire   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers endure heavy fire in the Nieuport Bains sector. The enemy attacks at 1.0 am and enters the trench, capturing the battalion post.

  • 21st June 1917 Routine and Pioneer actions

  • 21st Jun 1917 Remaining on Duty

  •    TRENCHES GAVRELLE SECTOR

    Day fine. Our artillery active but retaliation slight. At night Battalion was relieved by 16th WYR and came back to trenches in H.3.c near POINT DU JOUR. Relief completed at 1.45am and Battalion got out without casualties. Maj. HEADLAM took over temporary command of Battalion on Col. CHEYNE receiving order to return to INDIA.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 21st Jun 1917 On the Move

  • 21st Jun 1917 On the Move

  • 21st Jun 1917 Night Work

  • 21st Jun 1917 Training & Sports

  • 21st of June 1917 At Rest

  • 21st of June 1917 Clearing Up

  • 21st of June 1917 Easy Duty





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. Albert Blundell. Royal Field Artillery 110th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Rfm. Leslie Childs. Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own) 3rd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Victor Collins. 6th Dragoon Guards Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Thomas Robert Corkin. Royal Irish Rifles 16th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. George Alexander Hall. Royal Field Artillery 110th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Drv. Alfred Lawson. Royal Field Artillery 110th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Pte. Archibald Scott Marquis. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. J. Mills. Royal Irish Rifles 16th Btn.
  • Pte. Robert Francis Seaborn. Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.

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