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The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
Including historical descriptions, maps and statistical analysis.

World War One Time Line

1917

This is information gleaned from the 'Ampthill News' for the period of the war. Click to expand an item.



Saturday, January 6, 1917

Wounded on Somme.

Saturday, January 13, 1917

More Clophill men to the front.

Saturday, January 20, 1917

Posted to Salonica.

Saturday, January 27, 1917

Explosion in London heard. Eleven Clophill lads die.

February 1st, 1917

Germany's unrestricted submarine warfare campaign started

February 3, 1917

Military Cross awarded.

Saturday, February 10, 1917

Letter from France.

Saturday, February 17, 1917

Narrow escapes. Gun shot wounds.

Saturday, February 24, 1917

Wounded soldiers in UK hospitals.

Saturday, March 3, 1917

100 Clophill boys at the fronts.

Saturday, March 10, 1917

News of the wounded.

Saturday, March 17, 1917

Lieut. Gillett commands destroyer.

Saturday, March 24, 1917

In hospital.

Saturday, March 30, 1917

Pneumonia and poisoned foot.

April 6th, 1917

USA declared war on Germany

Saturday, April 6, 1917

Shrapnel wounds.

Saturday, April 14, 1917

Ladies cater for soldiers.

Saturday, April 21, 1917

Only son wounded.

Saturday, April 28, 1917

Non-smokers receive Oxo cubes.

Saturday, May 19, 1917

Quick wedding.

Saturday, May 26, 1917

Husband missing. Memorial tablet dedicated.

Saturday, June 2, 1917

Trench fever. Shrapnel injury.

Saturday, June 16, 1917

On leave looking fit.

Saturday, June 23, 1917

Out of hospital.

Saturday, June 30, 1917

Buried at Ypres.

Saturday, July 28, 1917

Rector promoted Major.

July 31st, 1917

Start of the Third Battle at Ypres

Saturday, August 4, 1917

"Done his bit".

Saturday, August 11, 1917

Holidays inland. Another son killed. Some lard or dripping in a tin box.

Saturday, August 18, 1917

Letter from France.

Saturday, August 25, 1917

Son made "supreme sacrifice".

Saturday, September 22, 1917

Cheerful in the desert.

Saturday, September 29, 1917

POW writes to grandmother.

Saturday, October 6, 1917

Military cross for capturing 70 prisoners.

Saturday, October 13, 1917

Wounded and discharged.

Saturday, October 27, 1917

Fuel shortage.

Saturday, November 3, 1917

Lads on leave.

Saturday, November 10, 1917

Another killed by shrapnel.

Saturday, November 17, 1917

Wounded at Ypres. Children pick 994lbs. blackberries.

November 20th, 1917

British tanks won a victory at Cambrai

Saturday, November 24, 1917

More wounded and on leave.

Saturday, December 1, 1917

Wounded recovered.

Saturday, December 8, 1917

On leave from France.

December 9th, 1917

Britain captured Jerusalem from the Turks

Saturday, December 15, 1917

Food Economy Campaign.

Saturday, December 22, 1917

More on leave.

Saturday, December 29, 1917

Headmaster back.