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12th 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

12th February 1916

On this day:

  • Daily Battery Activity 236th London Brigade   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report, very quiet day. Batteries fired very little during day. During the night the 15th London Battery fired on a new trench and down Lens Road. The 8th London Battery fired on trenches & down road at M.18.a.

    War Diaries

  • 5th Loyals suffer casualties   While waiting in the village of Bellacourt to relieve the French in their trenches a german shell fell among the british troops of the 5th Loyal North Lancashires, killing five men and wounding eleven others.

  • 12th February 1916 9th Lancers at HQ Enquin

  • Sounds of Mining heard by 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy   Sounds of Mining reported by Infantry trench 134, Petite Douve. U.8.a.5.7. Lorry 8576 returned to shops for repairs.

    War Diary Transcript

  • 12th February 1916 Enemy bombardment

  • 12th Feb 1916 7th Northumberlands into Trenches

  • 12th Feb 1916 Longing for Home

  • 12th Feb 1916 Battle of Salaita Hill

  • 12th Feb 1916 Artillery Bombardment

  • 12th Feb 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 12th Feb 1916 On the March

  • 12th Feb 1916 Bombardment

  • 12th February 1916 Conference of C.O`s

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Frank Charles Box. East Kent Regiment 7th Btn.
  • Lt.Col. Oliver Goldsmith Ievers. Irish Censor Department Read their Story.
  • Private James Stanley Scott. Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Frank Sermons. Royal Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.

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