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30th 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

30th August 1917

On this day:

  • Activity in Front Line   

    Vickers Machine Gun which replaced Maxim MG.

    245 Machine Gun Company

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

    Lt RJ Houghton and 1 OR proceeded to Camiers to join Vickers Machine Gun Course at 47th Division GHQ Small Arms School.

    Signed LW Rees Lieutenant. For Officer Commanding 245 Machine Gun Company.

    Update This is the last entry in this extract from the war diaries of 245 MGC covering the months of July and August 1917.

  • 30th August 1917 HQ Moved

  • 30th Aug 1917 On the Move

  • 30th Aug 1917 Artillery In Action

  • 30th Aug 1917 Training

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte Frederick James Jacob. Devonshire 14th Battalion
  • Pte. Walter Neave. West Yorkshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Hethinton Nixon. Durham Light Infantry 14th Service Battallion
  • Pte. A. Parry. West Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas W. Watts. East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.

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