The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
23rd May 1917On this day:
- Wire Cutting 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery confirm preliminary instructions for offensive action issued. Batteries all working on positions and wire cutting with Group.
Lt Colonel A C Lowe arrived back from leave to England and took over command of the Brigade from Major C A Pollard temporarily holding it.
- Zeppelin Raids on Britain 23/24th May 1917.
This experience was repeated on 23–24 May, when six Zeppelins set out to bomb London but were frustrated by a combination of high winds and thick cloud. A few bombs were dropped on Suffolk, killing one person and causing £599 damage.
- 23rd May 1917 Routine
- 23rd May 1917 Very Hot Day
- 23rd May 1917 Route March
- 23rd May 1917 Trench Work
- 23rd May 1917 Recce
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