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30th 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

30th May 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers move   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers leave Rosieres for Guillaucourt.

  • Relocations   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report C Group consisting of A,B,C and D/236 Batteries with D/119 Battery as counter battery formed under command of Lt Colonel A C Lowe DSO. 64th Army Field Artillery Brigade attached as a sub-group (D Group). Both Headquarters, under ruins of Bedford House, on Ypres-St Eloi Road. C Group's offensive zone is immediately North of Ypres-Comines canal. Batteries are all to the East of Headquarters and within close distance in new positions. Night firing commenced by the Group

    War Diaries

  • 200 Siege Bty move again   200th Siege Battery move from Bedford House just south of Ypres to French Farm, Hooge.

  • 30th May 1917 Board of Survey

  • 30th May 1917 Preparations for Attack

  • 30th May 1917 Wounded

  • 30th May 1917 Patrols

  • 30th May 1917 Baths

  • 30th May 1917 Training

  • 30th of May 1917 Increased Enemy Activity

  • 30th of May 1917 Enemy Retaliates

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Ord Sea. Herbert Bird. SS Braefield Read their Story.
  • Sgt. William Mack. DCM Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gunner Robert Joseph Turnbull. Royal Garrison Artillery 1st/1st Highland Brigade Read their Story.

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