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8th 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



8th February 1916

On this day:


  • Daily Battery Activity   6th County of London Brigade RFA situated at Les Brebis, Maroc and Fosse 7 reports a very quiet day. Enemy shelled Fosse 7 with gas shells from 1230 to 1500 but no damage done. During the night 7th London Battery fired on new saps opposite Chalk Pit and down Lens road. The 17th London Battery fired on the new trenches & saps south of the Copse. At 1600 we exploded a mine just south of the southern Chalk Pit. The 15 & 16th London Batteries fired on the communication trenches behind, at the request of the infantry. The 8th Battery also opened fire. There was no hostile shelling until 0420 which was then not vigorous. No more work was visible on new trenches south of the Copse.

  • 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy sink new shaft   

    Decided to sink new shaft in trench, owing to reduction in size of old shaft, and use steel caissons

    Borings being taken. 3 attached infantry wounded by premature shell burst.

    Commenced new shaft for defensive workings in E1 trench. Shaft called M.

    Paid sections resting as per schedule

  • 8th February 1916 Replacements

  • 8th Feb 1916 Accidental Shooting

  • 8th Feb 1916 On the March

  • 8th Feb 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 8th Feb 1916 Bravery Recognised

  • 8th Feb 1916 On the March

  • 8th Feb 1916 Shelling

  • 9th Feb 1916 Training





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