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

6th February 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers march to Martinsart   16th Northumberlands march to Martinsart to be divisional reserve, leaving garrisons at Authuille Keep (under Lt Parker), Mcmahon’s Post and Mill Keep.

  • Quiet Day   6th County of London Brigade RFA report a very quiet day. The 8th London Battery fired at Observation Point Fosse 11. The 9th London Battery fired at an Observation Point and caused observers to withdraw. The 15th London Battery fired at the suspected position of a minenwerfer (mortar) near Snipers House. The 16th London Battery registered new assembly trenches opposite the Copse. The 9th & 16th London Batteries fired during the night on new saps and trenches, also on the road joining into the Lens-Bethune road. No further work on new trenches south of the copse.

  • Reliefs carried out   3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy report Reliefs No4 section carried out as per schedule. Lieut. Spears relieved Lieut. Urie. Boring tackle sent to Petite Douve. Attached Infantry 1st & 2nd Brigades sent to Sappers Farm.

  • 6th Feb 1916 Out of the Line

  • 6th Feb 1916 Reliefs

  • 6th Feb 1916 Reorganisation

  • 6th Feb 1916 Hospital Ship Sails

  • 6th Feb 1916 Church Parade

  • 6th of February 1916 Into Trenches

  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers A & D Coys relieved by 5th Yorks   A & D Coys, 16th Northumberlands are relieved by the 5th Yorks and return to Millencourt. B & D Coys remain in the front line.

  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers A & D Coys relieved by 4th Yorks & Lancs   B & C Coys, 16th Northumberlands are relieved by the 5th Yorks and return to Millencourt. Teh Battalion spends the next month rotating between the front line (six or eight days at a time), support (four days) at Authuille or Black Horse Bridge, and in reserve at Millencourt or Bouzincourt (four days).

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