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4th 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



4th February 1916

On this day:


  • 3rd Monmouths on the march   The 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment detrained at Longueau near Amiens and marched to Ailly-su-Somme from which point they bussed to Saisseval, a small village about 14 kilometres to the west of Amiens.

  • Exceptionally Quiet   6th County of London Brigade RFA report enemy artillery exceptionally quiet. Fosse 12 certainly used as an Observation Point. Fresh work again done on new saps & trenches during the night. The 8th & 15th London Batteries fired during the night on the new saps and down the Lens road.

  • 2nd Lt Ritchie joins 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy   

    Lt. Sissons returned with 50 lineal feet steel caissons.

    II Lieut. Alan Bruce Ritchie reported from 182 Co. R.E., transferred to this Coy. authority A.G.D.385. dated 29.1.16.

    Gallery 2A stopped. Length 168 ft. Men transferred to front line defensive workings.

  • 4th Feb 1916 Home from the Front

  • 4th Feb 1916 Bravery in the Dark

  • 4th Feb 1916 Destroyed by Shells

  • 4th Feb 1916 Working Parties

  • 4th Feb 1916 Orders

  • 4th Feb 1916 Instruction





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