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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day

29th July 1917

On this day:

  • Relocations   245 Machine Gun Company.

    The Company entrained and departed Le Havre at 0320

    Company Strength: 10 Officers, 176 ORs, 6 riderís mounts, 2 heavy draft horses and 47 mules.

    At 0530 the train arrived in Foucart-Alvimare Station. One Horse Truck was broken during shunting. It contained 6 mounts and 2 heavy draft horses. The Truck was left behind in a siding at Foucart-Alvimare station in charge of a transport sergeant and five men. Arrangements were made with the French authorities to have a replacement truck sent up from Le Havre.

    The Company stopped for a meal and exercise in Romescamps at 1400 and continued on at 2145 by train via Amiens and Albert to Boisleux-au-Mont (near Arras).

    War Diaries

  • 106th Coy RE in action   Ypres, In and out three times, 14days at a time. Hell Fire Corner was mentioned as a dangerous junction, Bare Bones Road, The Menin Road, Ypres Gates and Corderoy Track, 106th Engineers were continuously under fire on each occasion digging communication trenches and consolidating positions. Here they lost a lot of men from No.3 section

  • 29th July 1917 Weather interrupt of Brigade Signalling Scheme

  • 29th Jul 1917 Preparatory Bombardment

  •    IN L4 SECTOR T.

    29th - 30th July. Battalion moved up into front line trenches in L4 SECTOR, to left sector relieving 11th EYR. With 18th WYR in right front 15th WYR in support & 16th WYR in reserve. Battalion on left 85th CANADIANS 12 Bde. 4th Div.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 29th Jul 1917 Thunderstorm

  • 29th Jul 1917 Training

  • 29th Jul 1917 Church Parade

  • 29th Jul 1917 Preparations

  • 29th Jul 1917 On the Move

  • 29th July 1917 Move to D Camp

  • 29th of July 1917 Bomb throwing practice

  • 29th Jul 1917 Reliefs

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Wilfred Ashurst. Royal Army Medical Corps Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Hayes. 1st Auckland Btn.
  • Pte. George William Jones. Wiltshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Albert Richard Kaine. Army Cyclist Corps Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Edward MacDonald. East Surrey Rgt. 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. James William Munro. Royal Garrison Artillery 405th Seige Battery Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Paul John Rodocanachi . 53rd Sqd.
  • L/Cpl. William Charles Tame. Gloucestershire Regiment 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Norman Watt. 53rd Sqd.

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