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7th 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

7th February 1916

On this day:

  • Quiet Day   6th County of London Brigade RFA record another very quiet day with good light in the afternoon. Some Batteries registered various points other than those in their zones. The 9th London Battery reported a fortified house just on the crest of the hill. The 16th London Battery reported no further work on saps opposite Chalk Pit, but fresh work about 75 to 125 yards in a north easterly direction possibly the start of new saps. The 17th London Battery report no further work done on saps and trenches south of Copse. During the night the 15th London Battery fired on saps opposite Chalk Pit and down Lens road, while the 8th London Battery fired on new trenches south of the Copse.

    War Diaries

  • 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy start work on Gallery 2A   

    L/Cpl. Lowman sent to Proto School for special course as Instructor. 2 Ptes. sent for ordinary course.

    Lt. Jolicoeur recalled from Petite Douve, Mr Sissons sent up. Relief 1 & 2 sections carried out.

    Work Gallery 2A started. Mr Ritchie placed in charge of No2 Section.

    Résumé of work: No. 1A driven 212 ft; No. 2A 178 ft; No. 3, No advance through quicksand.

    A Sap listening, B Sap recovering galleries.

    War Diary Transcript

  • 7th February 1916 Enemy bombardment

  • 7th Feb 1916 Machine Gunners Transfer

  • 7th Feb 1916 Recovering from Wounds

  • 7th Feb 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 7th Feb 1916 Bathing

  • 7th Feb 1916 Shock

  • 7th Feb 1916 Reliefs

  • 7th February 1916 Move to Mailly Mallet

  • 7th February 1916 Major P Wood leaves

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. J. G. Carr. Welsh Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Fothergill. Manchester Regiment. 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Watts Harrison. Northumberland Fusiliers 23rd Btn.
  • Pte. James Watt. Northumberland Fusiliers 5th Btn.

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