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28th January 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 January 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieved by 15th Lancs   16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers are relieved by 15th Btn Lancashire Fusiliers and move into billets at Mailly-Maillet amid rumours of an impending advance.

  • Battery Shelled   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report C236 Battery at Langkhof Farm was shelled during the day.

    War Diaries

  • 28th Jan 1917 20th DLI clear trenches

  • 33rd Battalion AIF in trenches   Trench repair and routine. Cf Intelligence Summary dated 29/1/17. (no. 5)
    10th Infantry Brigade carried out raids on Battalion front. Troops withdrawn from front line as per Battalion Circular dated 28/1/17. (No. 9) Casualties from enemy retaliation - 2.

    33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force War Diary, LEFT (1) SUB SECTOR

  • 28th January 1917 Church Services

  • 28th January 1917 Church services

  • 28th Jan 1917 Christmas Comforts Arrive

  • 28th of January 1917 Active Albatrosses

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Edward David Pugh. London Regiment 20th Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich) Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Wright. Royal West Surrey Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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