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

2nd March 1916

On this day:

  • 2nd Royal Fusiliers leave Suez   The 2nd Royal Fusilers embarked from Port Jewfick aboard the Alaunia, sailing through the Canel to Port Said.

  • 7th Inniskillings under instruction in the line   7th Inniskillings are at Philosophe West, on the line under instruction from more experienced Scottish soldiers.

  • 12th Btn KOYLI sail from Port Said   12th Btn Kings Oown Yorkshire Light Infantry leave Port Said on the 2nd of March 1916 onboard the LLandovery Castle.

  • 2nd Mar 1916 Objective Captured

  • 2nd Mar 1916 7th Northumberlands into Trenches

  • 2nd Mar 1916 Treated as an Honoured Guest

  • 2nd Mar 1916 Attack made

  • 2nd Mar 1916 On the Move

  • War Diaries 18 Battalion Durham Light Infantry   KANTARA.

    0820. 18th Battalion DLI moved from KANTARA to PORT SAID.

  • 2nd Mar 1916 Artillery In Action

  • 2nd Mar 1916 Attack Made

  • 2nd Mar 1916 On the Move

  • 8th Manchesters arrive in France   8th Manchesters land at Marseilles having sailed form Egypt and entrain for the Western Front.

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Alfred Marshall Chapman. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Sgt. David Hynd Hart. DCM. Gordon Highlanders 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Gordon Hornby. Royal Welch Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hugh Macdonald Mees. Highland Light Infantry 18th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. William "Willie" Stevenson. Gordon Highlanders 1st Btn Read their Story.

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