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

12th November 1916

On this day:

  • Engineers Advise   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report OC. 128 Field Company went round all positions in the morning to advise on drainage and points in construction. Current Observation Point was also visited re continuation of Observation Point on the roof. The situation was normal until 1500 when Trench Mortar activity spread from the right onto our lines, but as before enemy did not give up until 1725 in spite of sharp retaliation.

    War Diaries

  • 12th November 1916 Church Parade

  • 12th November 1916 Church services and move postponed

  • 12th Nov 1916 

  • 12th Nov 1916 A Change from Bully Beef

  •    THE DELL

    Cloudy day but no rain. Whole Battalion out on carrying parties in HEBUTERNE. Menís feet much improved during the night. Very few Trench Feet. Battalion in reserve under orders to turn out at 20 minutes notice. 2Ltís HILL, WEDDELL & BUSHELL and 50 ORís formed Smoke Barrage party proceeded to Front Line Trenches 6.15pm.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 12th Nov 1916 Reliefs

  • 12th Nov 1916 Working Parties

  • 12th Nov 1916 Reliefs

  • 12th Nov 1916 Training

  • 12th of November 1916 Normal War

  • 12th of November 1916 Shell Shock and Wounds

  • 12th Nov 1916 Into Position

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sea. T. Henderson. HMS Donegal Read their Story.
  • Pte. Nicholas Heywood. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn.
  • Pte. Patrick Kilcullen. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Battalion
  • Pte. Martin Nevin. Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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