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Chater, William Thomas. Died 23rd Jan 1917

CHATER Thomas William
14788, 9th Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Thomas William Chater (known as Thomas) was born on 15th April 1896 and baptised at St Matthews Church, Rugby, on 24th February 1901. 379 more words

Biography

12 January 1916 - Richthofen awarded Ordre Pour Le Mérite

Today, the Kaiser awarded Manfred von Richthofen the Ordre Pour Le Mérite, the highest award possible. This is in recognition of him downing 16 enemy aircraft. 174 more words

Western Front

January 21, 1917

Successful British raid at Loos. Unsuccessful German raid north of Arras.

European Theatre

11 January 1917

The weather today limited operational flying. Overnight the Germans made a rare trip over the lines to bomb 16 Squadron’s airfield at Bruay.  THere were no casualties, but 5 aircraft were damaged in their hangar. 96 more words

RFC

20/1/1917 Smuts leaves East Africa for London

South Africa’s General Smuts has been commanding British Empire forces invading German East Africa. At one level the campaign has gone well, with the invaders making great advances and overrunning large swathes of territory, particularly the area around the coast. 166 more words

First World War