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



28th April 1917

On this day:


  • 28th Apr 1917 Reliefs

  • Appointments   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Captain R A Corsan MC A236 Battery went to command C102 Battery in action vice Major Britten killed. (Major Charles Wells Britten aged 30 was killed on the 26th April 1917 and is buried at Bedford House Cemetery).

    War Diaries


  • 28th April 1917 trench improvements

  • 48th Field Ambulance at Souchez   48th Field Ambulance are at Souchez in France.

  • 28th April 1917 Inspections

  • 28th Apr 1917 Ordered to Duty

  •    B.27a&c.

    12.noon. Orders were received that the Battalion was to cease work on the light railway and was attached to 63rd Div. The Battalion to rendezvous as soon as possible in fighting order in trenches at B.27 a&c

    3.15pm. Battalion left camp and was in position by 5.15pm. 6 casualties.

    11.0pm. A Co with Capt VIBART 63rd Div G. left to take our position on HILL 80 near GARVELLE.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 28th Apr 1917 Half Holiday

  • 28th Apr 1917 Training

  • 28th Apr 1917 Defensive Positions





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George Ballantyne. Highland Light Infantry 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Capt. Robert Fleming Bell. 25th Bn. Canadian Infantry Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney Victor Broadbear. Lincolnshire Regt. 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Brown. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Brown. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Matthew Brown. Norfolk Regiment 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Rupert Joseph "Rubes" Daniells. Essex Regiment 13th Btn.
  • Pte. Thomas Duffy. Northumberland Fusiliers 22nd Tyneside Scottish Btn.
  • Pte. Arthur Farmer. Norfolk Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Fenwick. Northumberland Fusiliers 27th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Septimus Foster. Sherwood Foresters 2/6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Goreham. Norfolk Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Leonard Grimley. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Halfpenny. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Hart. Middlesex Regiment 4th Battalion
  • Cpl. John Hinds. Northumberland Fusiliers 27th (4th Tyneside Irish) Btn
  • Pte. Fenwick Holloway. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Kane. Northumberland Fusiliers 27th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Laidlaw. Royal Scots Lothian Regiment 15th Btn.
  • 2nd Lt. John Eliott Lavender. Lincolnshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Stephen Lee. Rifle Brigade 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Allassan Mamprusi. Gold Coast Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sam Metcalfe. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sam Metcalfe. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Temp 2nd Lt. Cyril Arnell Newman. North Staffordshire Regiment 9th Btn.
  • Pte. Alf E. ONiell. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Alfred Thomas Porter. Royal Fusillers 17th Btn.
  • Pte. Horace Victor Race. Suffolk Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hugh Scott. Northumberland Fusiliers 25th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Mark Scott. Northumberland Fusiliers 25th (Tyneside Irish) Btn.
  • Pte. Mark Scott. Northumberland Fusiliers 25th (Tyneside Irish) Btn.
  • Pte. Norman Crabtree Studley. Northumberland Fusiliers 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Ernest Frank Trim. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Btn Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Oliver Twigg. Suffolk Regiment 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Harold "Ted" Watts. Royal Field Artillery 4th Div. Ammunition Column Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Westcott. Northumberland Fusiliers 25th Battalion Read their Story.

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