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29th 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



29th August 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberlands move   16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers leave Bray Dunes and return to return to Jeanniot (now Canada) camp.

  • Activity in Front Line   245 Machine Gun Company

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

    Section Reliefs.

    • 2/Lt. Derbyshire (No.4 Section) relieved 2/Lt. Parsons (No.1 Section) in S4 and S5.
    • Sgt. Jenkins (No.4 Section) relieved 2/Lt. G Barnes (No.1 Section) in S6 and S7.
    • 2/Lt. Attwater (No.2 Section) relieved 2/Lt. Wheatley (No.3 Section) in S8, 9, 10, 11 and S12.


  • 29th August 1917 Routine

  • 29th Aug 1917 Struggle for Inverness Copse

  • 29th Aug 1917 Artillery In Action

  • 29th Aug 1917 Preparing for Reliefs

  • 29th Aug 1917 Orders

  • 29th Aug 1917 At Rest

  • 29th Aug 1917 Training

  • 29th Aug 1917 On the Move

  • 29th Aug 1917 Sports





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Bennett. Cheshire Regiment 1/6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Spr. Matt Godas. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Pte. Edward Hedley. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Norman Nicholson. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Stanely Stewart. Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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