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8th November 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 November 1916

On this day:

  • Slight Shelling   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report A little shelling took place on the German side but very little happened otherwise.

    War Diaries

  • HMS Zulu disabled   HMS Zulu was a Tribal class Destroyer, built by Hawthorn Leslie and launched 16th September 1909. She served out of Dover throughout the war and was disabled by a mine off Dover on the 8th of November 1916.

  • 8th November 1916 Brigade move to Nouvian

  • 8th November 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 8th November 1916 Ongoing training

  • 8th Nov 1916 Training Aids


    Wet. Trenches in very bad condition. Mud waist deep. Rations etc carried up over the top.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 8th Nov 1916 Reliefs

  • 8th Nov 1916 Training

  • 8th of November 1916 Heavy Rain

  • 8th of November 1916 An Outing

  • 8th Nov 1916 Working Parties

  • 8th Nov 1916 Trench Waders

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/cpl. George Saxby. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Granville Barton Wood. London Regiment 17th (Poplar & Stepney Rifles) Btn.

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