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26th 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

26th August 1917

On this day:

  • Yorkshire Hussars dismount   The Yorkshire Hussars were dismounted on 26th August 1917 and sent to Etaples for training

  • Activity in Front Line   245 Machine Gun Company

    Mercatel sheet 51B France 1/40,000 M.24.c.2.4 and trenches

    Received Operations Order No.119 from Divisional HQ regarding Brigade reliefs.

    Copy of Operational Order No.119 GSO1 50th Division. Copy 20.

    150th Inf. Brigade to relieve 149th Inf. Brigade in Fontaine and Cherisy Sectors on the night 28/29th Aug. 17

    Dated 26th Aug. 17

    War Diaries

  • 26th August 1917 Church Parade

  • 26th Aug 1917 Muddy Tracks

  • 26th Aug 1917 Training

  • 26th Aug 1917 Shelling

  • 26th Aug 1917 Church Parade & Baths

  • 26th Aug 1917 Church Parade

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Joseph Ernest Calver. Suffolk Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Howard Denley. Royal Field Artillery 58th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Lt. Gerald Joseph Fogarty. 9th Squadron
  • James Patrick Holton. DCM, MM. Royal Irish Fusiliers 7th/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney John Liddell. 29th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Stevenson Pitblado. Gordon Highlanders 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Wallis Bristow Riddiford. London Regiment 1/8th Btn. Read their Story.

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