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

10th January 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers relieved by 15th HLI   16th Northumberlands were relieved in the trenches in sector g2 by the 15th Btn Highland Light Infantry. The 16th Northumberlands return to Millencourt where they were inspected by the Duke of Northumberland. Lt Col Ritson was taken ill and was replaced by Maj A.W. Little. Maj Archer, from D coy, becomes second in command and D coy is commanded by Lt wake. A coy is commanded by Capt Harvey. C coy commanded by Capt Dunglinson.

    records of the 16th (service) battalion northumberland fusiliers captain ch cooke mc, newcastle upon tyne 1923

  • Enemy Shelling   6th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery are at Les Brebis. and report:- During the day the enemy shelled our front line, 2nd line & communication trenches continuously & we retaliated at the request of Infantry. Lieut W.J. Barnard 6th London Ammunition Column was attached to the 15th London Battery. Lieut J.H. Van den Bergh, Orderly Officer to OC. Brigade, transferred to 6th London Ammunition Column. 2/Lt M.V. Eddis, 15th London Battery, transferred to HQ Staff and was appointed Orderly Officer to OC. Brigade. 2/Lt H.L. Burgis, 6th London Ammunition Column was attached to the 16th London Battery.

    War Diaries

  • Q Class Zeppelin   Zeppelin LZ61 (L21)

    • Production Ref: LZ61
    • Class type : Q
    • Tactical ref: L21
    • Usage: Military
    • First Flight: 10th January 1916


    Carried out 17 reconnaissance missions and 10 attacks on England dropping a total 14,442 kilograms (31,839 lb) of bombs.

    • It was intercepted and destroyed by
    • Flight–Lieutenant Egbert Cadbury, flying BE 2C, No. 8265,
    • Flight Sub–Lieutenant Gerard William Reginald Fane, flying RAF BE 2C No. 8421
    • Flight Sub–Lieutenant Edward Laston Pulling, flying BE 2C, No. 8626,
    • The aircraft were firing phosphor rounds.

    L 21 fell into the sea about eight miles east of Lowestoft on the 28th November 1916. There were no survivors.

    John Doran

  • 10th Jan 1916 Group System Reopens

  • 10th Jan 1916 Fussy Eater

  • 10th Jan 1916 In Huts

  • 10th Jan 1916 On the Move

  • 10th Jan 1916 In Camp

  • 10th Jan 1916 On the Move

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Archibald Rutherford Gibson. Highland Light Infantry 1/6 Btn
  • Pte. Eustace Nelson Heath. Middlesex Regiment 16th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edwin Wells. London Regiment 22nd Btn. Read their Story.

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