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28th 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

28th February 1917

On this day:

  • Movements   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report 2/Lt Metcalfe and Overton return to 47th Divisional Ammunition Column after attachment. 2/Lt Hellies attached from 47th Divisional Ammunition Column to D236 Battery for a fortnight.

    War Diaries

  • 28th February 1917 Regimental Routine and Brigade Conference

  • 28th Feb 1917 Back in Action

  •    L4 SECTOR

    6.0am. GOMMECOURT detachment relieved by 4th LEICESTERS.

    12 noon. Detachment at NAMELESS FARM push out patrols and gain touch with 4th LEICESTERS at GOMMECOURT CEMETARY.

    4.15pm. Battalion HQ move to dug out in 1st GERMAN LINE at K11a24.

    7.30pm. MOLTKE GRABEN occupied by posts. Patrols fail to establish themselves in 1st GARDE STELLUNG which was strongly held.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 28th Feb 1917 Cavalry Moving Up

  • 28th Feb 1917 Working Parties

  • 28th Feb 1917 Training

  • 28th Feb 1917 Working Parties

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  • Sgt. Thomas Brennock. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward John Hill. Royal Fusiliers 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. Christopher E Utting. Middlesex Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.

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