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9th 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

9th February 1916

On this day:

  • Hostile Artillery Fairly Quiet   6th County of London Brigade RFA report that with the exception of very heavy shelling of the new Crater, and slight retaliation for afternoon bombardment, the hostile artillery was fairly quiet. At 1530 a bombardment by guns enfilading trenches (one of the 9th London Battery guns was taken into Loos during the night) was very successful and round LOOS an enemy gun was observed to fall into the trench. Captive hostile balloons were up most of the day. Wiring of the new trenches by the Germans with Coil Wire and Trip wire at Chevar de Drise. No more work took place on trenches. No more work was done on saps opposite Chalk Pit. Our Batteries did not fire during the night.

    War Diaries

  • 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy get new vehicles   

    Exchanged 2 3-ton Kelly lorries for 2 30-cwt Daimler lorries with 1st Canadian Divisional Supply Column, and 1 20-cwt Daimler for 1 2-ton Penlen with ASC 24th Siege Brigade R.G.A.

  •    E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    9th Feb - The 15 inch Gun fired on the buildings by Fosse 8 - E Battery co-operated.

    10th Feb - A quiet day.

  • 9th Feb 1916 Aircraft Active

  • 9th Feb 1916 Into Billets

  • 9th Feb 1916 Trench Work

  • 9th February 1916 Divisional Troops Attachments

  • 9th February 1916 Marched to Poperinghe

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