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27th July 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 July 1917

On this day:


  • Germans evacuate trenches   Aeroplane reconnaissance of Pilckem Ridge on the 27th of July 1917 report that the enemy has evacuated his front line trenches. On the ground patrols were sent forward and reported the second line was still strongly held.

  • 27th July 1917 Training and routine

  • 27th Jul 1917 Preparatory Bombardment

  • 27th Jul 1917 Inspection

  • 27th Jul 1917 In Action

  • 27th Jul 1917 Brigade Sports





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Francis Edward Ball. Welsh Rgt. 13th Btn.
  • Pte. Thomas Barratt. VC. South Staffordshire Regiment 7th Bn Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Thomas Patrick Boggan. Royal Field Artillery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Elson. Border Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Gnr. E. Graham. Royal Field Artillery 173 Brigade, BBty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Sabongidda. Nigerian Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Sharman. Lancashire Fusiliers 19th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ralph Thomas. Welsh Regiment 14th Battalion
  • Pte. Ralph Thomas. Welsh Regiment 14th Battalion Read their Story.

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