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28th 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

28th July 1917

On this day:

  • movements   At Le Havre, Movement order no.1 was received by 245 Machine Gun Company. The Company left camp at 2130. 1 Horse was cast.

    "245 MG Coy. to entrain at Point 6 Le Havre midnight 28th/29th July and detrain at Boisleux-au-Mont 10 Officers 176 ORs 6 Riding Horses, 2 Heavy Draft Horses 47 Mules."

  • 7th Dorsets at Fovant   Dorsetshire Regiment, 7th Battalion were in Fovant, West Farm, Wiltshire from March 1917 and known to still be there at the end of July 1917

  • 28th July 1917 Divisional signalling scheme

  • 28th July 1917 Chinese Attack and trench relief

  • 28th Jul 1917 Preparatory Bombardment

  • 28th Jul 1917 Submarine Sunk

  • 28th Jul 1917 Demonstration & Lectures

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Benjamin George Beatty. 45th Squadron Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Belton. Prince of Wale's Own West Yorkshire Regiment 1st/8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Harold Bowler. Royal Irish Rifles 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. Edward William Earl. AustralianTunneling Corps 1st Coy. Read their Story.
  • John Harper. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn.
  • Spr. J. L. McLean. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.

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