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28th May 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 May 1917

On this day:


  • Dumps Complete   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report all 18 pounder Batteries now have completed dumps on gun positions of 7800 rounds. Roads again shelled by the enemy. One driver from A236 Battery was killed, one wounded and two horses killed. Several other men were slightly wounded.

    War Diaries


  • 28th May 1917 Inspections and movements

  • 28th May 1917 On the Move

  •    MAROEUIL

    28 - 31 May. Training at MAROEVIL. 6 hours a day training working parties on Corps range near BRAY on alternate days. Weather very fine and hot.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 28th May 1917 Court of Inquiry

  • 28th May 1917 Casualties

  • 28th May 1917 Quiet

  • 28th May 1917 Reliefs

  • 28th May 1917 Training

  • 28th of May 1917 Much Damage Done

  • 28th of May 1917 Relieving 13 RIR





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. James Brennan. Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Bty Sjt Mjr. J. Cairns. Royal Field Artillery 102nd Bde. D Bty
  • Pte. Cecil Hackett. Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Owen Heckford Lapthorn. Royal Field Artillery 102nd Bde. D Bty
  • Gnr. George Orr. Royal Field Artillery 82nd Brigade, D Battery Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Richard Regan. Royal Field Artillery 102nd Bde. D Bty
  • Dvr. Ivor Towy Rhys. Royal Field Artillery 102nd Bde. D Bty

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