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23rd February 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



23rd February 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers into Brigade Reserve   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusiliers arrive at Beaufort via Fresnoy and go into Brigade reserve.

  • Movements   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report 2/Lt P F Oxley posted to C236 Battery from 47th Divisional Ammunition Column with effect from 21st inst. C236 Battery out of action in this Divisional area and in action temporarily under orders of St Eloi Group, 41st Divisional Artillery.

  • 23rd February 1917 Inspections and Courses

  • Railway work   6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    Billets at Thievres, Authie and St Leger Authie

    23rd to 24th Feb. - Battalion at work on Authie Valley Railway. CO and Adjutant attend conference at Brigade Headquarters at 1120 (23rd).



  • 23rd Feb 1917 Hostile Shelling

  • 23rd Feb 1917 Relief





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. John Boyle. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Kenneth Archibald Campbell. Canadian Royal Highlanders 42nd Btn. (Black Watch) Read their Story.
  • Pte. Murdo Matheson Graham. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy. Read their Story.
  • Tpr. Donald Mackay. Wellington Mounted Rifles Read their Story.
  • Trpr. Donald Mackay. Wellington Mounted Rifles Read their Story.
  • Albert Mallinson. West Yorkshire Regiment 15th Battalion Read their Story.
  • George Wyndham Maunsell. Corps of Engineers Read their Story.

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