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31st January 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

31st January 1917

On this day:

  • All quiet   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report All quiet. Signed A.C. Lowe, Lt Col R.A Commander 236th Brigade RFA.

    War Diaries

  • R Class Super Zeppelin   Zeppelin LZ90 (LZ1 20)

    • Production Ref: LZ90
    • Class type : R
    • Tactical ref: LZ1 20
    • Usage: Military
    • First Flight: 31st January 1917


    Carried out 17 reconnaissance missions and 3 attacks dropping 11,250 kilograms (24,800 lb) of bombs around the Eastern Front and the Baltic Sea. It was retired on the 8th October 1917. In 1920 it was ordered to be transferred to Italy as war reparations, where it broke apart one year later while gas was being removed.

    John Doran

  • 31st January 1917 33rd Battalion AIF relieved by 35th

  • 31st January 1917 Snow and CO's inspection

  • 31st January 1917 Ongoing training - still very cold


    Continuation of training Weather very frosty. Train service etc disorganised.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 31st Jan 1917 Rough Night

  • 31st Jan 1917 Working Parties

  • 31st of January 1917 A Gunpit Hit

  • 31st of January 1917 Batteries Shelled

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Horace Frederick Dutton. Border Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alexander Reid. Highland Light Infantry 16th Btn. Read their Story.

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