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22nd 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

22nd January 1917

On this day:

  • Registration & Reliefs   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Ypres: The Brigade checked zero lines and registrations. A test SOS. was received by the Batteries of the Brigade and the times averaged two minutes. Lt G Lyon Smith left for England on Jan 21st 1917 to continue his medical studies. 2/Lt M O Haskell RFA(SR) becomes acting Adjutant. On the night of 22/23 January the 6th Battalion (City of London Rifles) relieved 7th Battalion and 15th Battalion (Civil Service Rifles) relieved 8th Battalion, (all units in 47th Division).

    War Diaries

  • 22nd January 1917  33rd Battalion AIFmovements

  • Move to dual billets   6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    Copies of war diary images are very faint and handwriting difficult to distinguish. Some interpretation required.

    22nd Jan. 1917 - Battalion leaves Bouzincourt and marches to Le Festel and Hanchy. Headquarters of Battalion with B&D Companies are billeted at Le Festel. A&C Companies are billeted at Hanchy.

    war diaries

  • 22nd January 1917 CO's Inspection


    Battalion vacated billets & moved into billets at HEUZECOURT. Training commenced in earnest, 18 mile route march.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 22nd Jan 1917 Lunch Distrupted

  • 22nd Jan 1917 Training

  • 22nd Jan 1917 Reliefs

  • 22nd Jan 1917 Inspections

  • 22nd of January 1917 An Enemy Attack

  • 22nd of January 1917 Reinforcements Arrive

  • 22nd Jan 1917 Reliefs

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Archibold Brown. Hampshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Thomas Alfred Scott. Cheshire Regiment 8th Battalion Read their Story.

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