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27th February 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

27th February 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieve 16th Lancs   A and B Coys, 16th Btn Northumberland Fusiliers move up to the dug-outs at Warvillers to join C & D Coys. At night they move to line, taking over from 16 Btn Lancashire Fusiliers. All companies are in the front line over a very extended front.

  • 27th February 1917 New horses arrive

  • 27th Feb 1917 In Billets

  •    L4 SECTOR

    4th Bn LEICESTER REGT relieved 5th Bn in sector on our left.

    3.0pm. L/Cpl RIGG & Pte LAWER returned from patrol and report GOMMECOURT PARK and village evacuated.

    6.0pm. GOMMECOURT occupied by two platoons of B Co.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 27th Feb 1917 Reorganisation

  • 27th Feb 1917 Relief

  • 27th Feb 1917 Training

  • 27th of February 1917 Enemy Active

  • 27th Mar 1917 On the Move

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Richard Henry Arnold. 16th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Tom Hargreaves. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Isaac. Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Charles Robert Jenkins. Middlesex Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert William Gutteridge Milburn. Northumberland Fusiliers 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. Harry Sphynda. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Frank Arthur Wood. Royal Field Artillery 87th Brigade, C Coy. Read their Story.

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