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24th March 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 March 1917

On this day:

  • Battery Shelled   From 0800 until 1130, C236 Battery 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery was heavily shelled. One gunner was killed and two others wounded. The shelling was repeated at intervals during the day and an ammunition dump was blown up. At 1800 after heavy Trench Mortar activity the SOS signal went up to the right of Group zone and an attack was reported on Group Zone. Batteries opened fire on the SOS, but the situation almost immediately cleared and the cease fire was given. A small mine had been sprung on Left Battalion front.

    War Diaries

  • Wearside Pals on stand by   20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry move out of the line and are on 'stand-by'

    Wearside Pals by John Sheen

  • Wearside Pals on stand by   20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry move out of the line and are on 'stand-by'

  • Battalion move to Orville   6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    24th March 1917 - Hq, A and C Companies joined by B and D Companies from Authie and the Battalion marches to Orville. Cleaning up in the afternoon and an inspection held by the CO.

    war diaries

  • 24th Mar 1917 Route March and new equipment

  • 24th Mar 1917 Aircraft active


    March continued from BOURS to WESTREHEM.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 24th Mar 1917 Airships

  • 24th Mar 1917 Under Shellfire

  • 24th March 1917 

  • 24th Mar 1917 Training

  • 24th Mar 1917 Work Continues

  • 24th of March 1917 Germans Try a Raid

  • 24th Mar 1917 Holding the Line

  • 24th Mar 1917 Training

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rflmn. Thomas Blackadder. Royal Irish Rifles 9th Btn.
  • Pte. William Bowerman. Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sjt. William Edmund Pittaway. Royal Field Artillery 242 Brigade, A bty. Read their Story.

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