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1917 Timeline ______________________________________

Date Event
February 3rd The US grain ship “Housatonic” was sunk by a U-boat and Wilson severed diplomatic ties with Germany
April 6th America declared war on Germany
July 31st The battle of Passchendaele commenced in Belgium. It is occasionally called the third battle of Ypres. The attack of Pilckem Ridge began at 3:50 a.m. in low cloud and heavy rain fell during the afternoon. Mud became a significant factor in the battle.
November 6th Britain launched a major offensive on the Western Front and captured Passchendaele. Lenin took power in Russia with the Bolsheviks in charge of Moscow and Petrograd but not much else
November 10th The Canadian Corps launched a final action of Passchendaele which ended the campaign apart from a night attack at Passchendaele on 1/2 December and an attack on the Polderhoek Spur on 2 December
December 5th An armistice was signed between Germany and Russia

yarm1914 events 2017 ________________

Snaith's Field to become a ww1 Cenenery Field.

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Passchendaele 1917.

Supply lines had to contend with deep mud

2nd battle of Passchendaele September/October 1917

 

List of those who died in 1917

Date Name
12th January Robert Hesketh Cartmell
9th February Alfred Claude Wrightson
24th February James William Watson
14th March Harry Cordingley
13th April Thomas Johnson Elcoate
4th May John Watson
11th May Benjamin James Goldie
17th May John William Easby
31st July James William Rose
11th September Mark Dawson
20th September Robert Thomas Doughty
30th October Robert Johnson
2nd November W Hill
23rd November Robert Wilford
27th December Ronald Hedley Archer