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22nd May 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 May 1917

On this day:

  • 22nd May 1917 Routine

  • 22nd May 1917 Wet Billets

  • 22nd May 1917 Railway Demolished

  • 22nd May 1917 The V C Race

  •    EAST OF ROCLINCOURT 51.B.NW A.30.c.55

    22 - 27 May Work on GREEN LINE every night from 10.0pm to 2.0am 300 O.Rís. Remainder of men employed on Special Course. Weather very fine casualties nil. The Bde. During this period was in XIII Corps reserve and in case of an emergency were to man the GREEN LINE.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 22nd May 1917 Return from Leave

  • 22nd May 1917 Trench Work

  • 22nd May 1917 Working Parties

  • 22nd May 1917 Gas Test

  • 22nd of May 1917 Classes at Kemmel

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Herbert Killian. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Killian. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.

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