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

9th November 1916

On this day:

  • Battery Visit   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Major General Gorringe came round the Batteries in the afternoon. Very quiet day and only about five minenwerfers (mortars) were fired by the enemy, all of them coming from Clonmel Copse.

    War Diaries

  • R Class Super Zeppelin   Zeppelin LZ75 (L37)

    • Production Ref: LZ75
    • Class type : R
    • Tactical ref: L37
    • Usage: Military
    • First Flight: 9th November 1916


    Carried out 17 reconnaissance missions around the North and Baltic Seas,also England. Completed 4 raids dropping a total of 6,450 kilograms (14,220 lb) of bombs. Retired on 24 December 1917 and transferred to Japan in 1920 (disassembled).

    John Doran

  • Schütte-Lanz Airship.   Schütte-Lanz SL12

    • First Flight: 9th November 1916
    • Length: 174 metres (571 ft)
    • Diameter: 20.1 metres (66 ft)
    • Gas Capacity: 38,780 cubic meters
    • Performance: 86.4 km/h
    • Payload: 21 tonnes
    • Engines: 4 Maybach 960 hp/716 kW total

    Navy airship based at Ahlhorn. Obsolete in design before completion, this ship only flew reconnaissance missions. It was badly damaged after hitting a gasometer near it's hangar and decommisioned on the 28th December 1916.

    John Doran

  • 9th November 1916 Brigade move to winter billets at Hucqueliers

  • 9th November 1916 Heavy trench work practiced

  • 9th Nov 1916 Air Raid


    Rain. Trenches in Front Line practically impassable. Enemy shelled HQ 7.30pm. No damage done.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 9th Nov 1916 Artillery Active

  • 9th Nov 1916 In Camp

  • 9th Nov 1916 In the Trenches

  • 9th Nov 1916 Training

  • 9th of November 1916 Another Relief

  • 9th Nov 1916 On the March

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Spencer Ball. Sherwood Foresters 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Arthur Charles Farnell. South Staffordshire Regiment 8th (Service) Btn.
  • Pte. Sidney Ernest Gawler. Dorsetshire Regiment 6th Batalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Benjamin Johnson. Northumberland Fusiliers 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert King. West Yorkshire Regiment 16th Battalion
  • Pte. Alexander Owens. Northumberland Fusiliers 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.

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