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30th April 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



30th April 1917

On this day:


  • Training and Recreation   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery attend Brigade Sergeants jumping competition and rides. During the period in rest, active training has been carried on daily with Battery Staff including, gun drill, range, fuse setting, signalling with flags sited in advance stations, riding schools and competitions in turnout.

  • 200 Siege Bty at Noyelles   200th Siege Battery are at Noyelles.

  • 30th April 1917 Completion of Troop Strong Posts

  • 30th April 1917 Relieved from trenches

  •    B27.a&c

    A Co back to B.27e by 3.0am. 1 killed 2 wounded. 4 men killed at HQ. Cutting heavily shelled all night.

    3.0pm. HQ moved to better position 200 S.W. of former position in cutting.

  • 30th Apr 1917 Training





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Blakey. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Blakey. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William James Bridge. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William James Bridge. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sydney Brightmore. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sydney Brightmore. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Cooper. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Fielden. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Fielden. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Andrew Cunninghame Frew. Cameron Highlanders 6th Btn. C Coy. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Robert Moody. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. C Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Sherwood. Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Town. Sherwood Foresters 1/6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Walmsley. Cheshire Regiment 8th Battalion Read their Story.

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