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



14th November 1916

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers back in front line   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers go back to the line via Bouzincourt, Aveluy and Crucifix Corner, guided by 16th Rifle Brigade. B coy take up position in Schwaben Redoubt with the remainder of the battalion in the former German front line, in support of 19 Division, while remainder of 32 Division moved north to Beaumont-Hamel for an attack from the wagon road (this was abandoned because of mud). During this period, the Battalion recovered and buried its dead from 1st of July.

  • Intermittent Shelling   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report: During the morning intermittent shelling took place at Sanctuary Wood, Maple Copse, Lille Gate and Ypres with 77 mm and 4.2 inch guns. Batteries fired back at Clonmel and continued registration. At 1400 hostile Trench Mortars were active on the Right. Activity spread to our zone at 1605. We retaliated with fifty 4.5 inch and eighty 18 pounder guns in sharp bursts, until the enemy was silenced at 1700. Six men seen J.20.d.7.4 dressed in blue uniform dispersed. Six men in sap Jige 10.55 were Stokes Mortared and strafed with 18 pounders. They ran back along the sap. Considerable movement of men and vehicles on road J.21.a.1.7 to J.27.a.0.5. A squad of men were seen at Tower Hamlets, but disappeared quickly.

  • 14th November 1916 inspections and training

  • 14th November 1916 Move to new billets

  • 14th Nov 1916 Attack Made

  • 14th Nov 1916 Prisoners Taken

  • 14th Nov 1916 7th DLI In Action

  • 14th Nov 1916 Battery Formed

  • 14th Nov 1916 Regrets

  •    THE DELL

    18th Battn. vacated THE DELL, HQ, A & B Cos moved into bivouacs on BUS COURCELLES. C & D Cos moved into billets at ROSSIGNOL FARM. A & B Cos came under orders of 94th Bde for reinforcing, again under orders to get ready on alarm, to turn out at 20 minutes notice. Battalion supplying working parties for XIII Corps.

  • 14th Nov 1916 Enemy Aircraft

  • 14th Nov 1916 To Camp

  • 14th Nov 1916 Trench Visit

  • 14th Nov 1916 Trench Visit

  • 14th Nov 1916 Working Parties





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Bertie James Adams. East Lancashire Regiment 7th Btn.
  • Rfm. Phelim Brien. Royal Irish Rifles 1st Btn.
  • Rfmn. Thomas Caulfield. King's Royal Rifle Corps 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Thomas Gildersleve. Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 13th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Andrew Gove. Gordon Highlanders 7th. Bn "C" Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Graham. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/5th Btn.
  • Pte. James Hanson. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st/5th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte Thomas Heron. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Holmes. South Lancs Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers) 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William G. Hunt. Manchester Regiment 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. E. Jennison. Royal Garrison Artillery 150th Heavy Bty.
  • Pte. Norman George McKenzie. Northumberland Fusiliers 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Ramshaw. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.

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