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24th August 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

24th August 1917

On this day:

  • 24th August 1917 Ongoing training

  • 24th Aug 1917 Inspection


    24th - 30th August. Quiet on the whole. Rain on several days and very windy at times. At 2.50am enemy attempted a raid on 18th WYR on our right. This was expected and successfully repulsed. One wounded prisoner taken an officer and several ORís killed. MG and Bangalore Torpedo taken. 2Lt KEITH killed and 3 men slightly wounded.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 24th Aug 1917 Front Line Recce

  • 24th Aug 1917 Parade

  • 24th Aug 1917 Attack

  • 24th Aug 1917 At Rest

  • 24th Aug 1917 Training

  • 24th of August 1917 Return to the Front

  • 24th Aug 1917 On the Move

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Spr. William Evans. Royal Engineers. 250th Tunnelling Company
  • Pte. John Graves. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 8th Battalion
  • Pte. George Smallshaw. Kings Liverpool Regiment 2/10th Btn. (Liverpool Scottish) Read their Story.
  • Sgt. George Henry Woolbard. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 8th Battalion, B Company

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