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2nd February 1916 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day

2nd February 1916

On this day:

  • Quiet Day   6th County of London Brigade RFA record a quiet day. Nothing of importance to note. The 8th London Battery fired on new trench in M.5.c during the night at the request of the infantry.

    War Diaries

  • Corporal Dickson joins 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy   

    Corporal George Howard Dickson reported from 2nd C.M.R.(Canadian Mounted Rifles) re appointment to commission in this Coy.

    Pay. 2 Section - 2nd Relief No4 Section. No3 shaft re started piling, interior sets.

    War Diary Transcript

  • Ongoing Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    We exploded a mine near the Hairpin Crater. Artillery support not asked for.

    war diaries

  • 2nd Feb 1916 Reliefs

  • 2nd Feb 1916 Route March

  • 2nd Feb 1916 Instruction

  • 2nd Feb 1916 Training

  • 2nd February 1916 Exercises with Divisional Cavalry

  • 2nd February 1916 Gas guard removal

  • 2nd February 1916 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Spr. George L. Bogle. Royal Engineers 219th Field Coy. Read their Story.
  • Bombardier Arthur George Brewer. Royal Garrison Artillery 21st Siege Battery
  • Rfm. Edwin Franks. Rifle Brigade 7th Btn. Read their Story.

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