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28th 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

28th August 1917

On this day:

  • Activity in Front Line   245 Machine Gun Company

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

    Issued with Operations Order for reliefs on the nights of the 29th and 30th August 1917.

    1 OR wounded in position 5.6

    War Diaries

  • Move to Eastern Front   Guard Ersatz Division part of German 6th Army

    Riga 1917. The Division was taken to Chavli (Aug. 28), then to the Gross-Ekkau region. It entered the Front Line in the Uxkuell region and participated in the Riga offensive, entering Riga on the 3rd/4th September 1917.

    historical records

  • 28th August 1917 Further moves

  • 28th Aug 1917 In Reserve

  • 28th Aug 1917 Very Muddy

  • 28th Aug 1917 Training & Lecture

  • 28th Aug 1917 Promotions

  • 28th Aug 1917 Cup Contest

  • 28th Aug 1917 Training

  • 28th of August 1917 Marched to Ytres

  • 28th Aug 1917 In Reserve

  • 28th of August 1917 Going over the top

  • 28th Aug 1917 Patrols

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Creasey. Lincolnshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Jenner. East Kent Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Wilfred Hedley Riddle. MM. London Regiment 1/9th (QVR) Btn. Read their Story.

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