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9th November 1916On 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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
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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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