1917, Ancre, Arish, artillery, Australia, Austria-Hungary, Beaumont Hamel, bombardment, British Empire, Bulgaria, casualties, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, HMS Cornwallis, Hulluch, Imperial Camel Corps, Imperial German Navy, India, Iraq, Latvia, Lielupe, Mediterranean, New Zealand, Ottoman Empire, prisoners of war, Putna, retreat, Riga, River Aa, Romania, Royal Navy, Russia, Sanna-i-Yat, Second Battle of Kut, Sereth, sinking, Siret, SM U-32, submarine, trenches, Turkey, weapons
Further Russian advance in Riga district; enemy’s position taken between the Tirul Marsh and the River Aa; 1½ mile advance, 32 guns taken. Russians and Rumanians retreating to the Sereth; enemy across the Putna. British raid enemy trenches opposite Hulluch. Artillery activity on the Ancre; British seize a section of enemy trench east of Beaumont Hamel, taking 140 prisoners. Anzacs and Imperial Camel Corps attack and capture strong Turkish position at Rafa, 3 miles north-east of El Arish; 1,600 prisoners. Indian division captures 1,000 yards of trench in Mesopotamia; Sanna-i-Yat position bombarded. British battleship Cornwallis sunk by enemy submarine in Mediterranean; 13 men missing.