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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



25th February 1917

On this day:


  • 25th February 1917 Church Parade

  • Move to billets Couin   6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    Billets at Thievres and Couin

    25th Feb. - A company remains at Thievres. HQ,B,C and D companies move from St Leger to Couin and take over camps at that place and go under canvas. A company work all day and B,C and D companies in the afternoons.

    war diaries


  • 25th Feb 1917 On the Move

  •    SAILLY & HEBUTERNE

    02.22. Battalion ordered to be ready to move at 5.0am to take part in advance, Germans reported returning along this front.

    07.40. Battalion moved up to HEBUTERNE but operation cancelled.

    14.30. Relieved 18th WYR in L4 sector, relief complete 8.30pm (MOUSE TRAP WOOD ST)

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 25th Feb 1917 On the March

  • 25th Feb 1917 In Action

  • 25th Feb 1917 Quiet

  • 25th Feb 1917 Training

  • 25th Feb 1917 In Billets

  • 25th of February 1917 Quiet and Misty





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Alexander Rees Davies. The Welch Fusiliers 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Hartley. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn.
  • Pte. John Lofthouse. South Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.

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