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15th 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

15th February 1916

On this day:

  • Very Quiet Day   6th County of London Brigade RFA record a very quiet day. Little firing on either side. The Germans have not dug a trench to the new crater as they would be seen working there. The 17th London Battery fired on this point intermittently. The 9th London Battery again drew fire on another enemy Observation Point. During the night the 15th London Battery fired on saps from M.6.d.3.9. to M.6.b.4.3 and the 8th London Battery fired on saps in M.5.c and d.

    War Diaries

  • Enemy Mining heard by 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy   

    Lt. Spears reports sounds Enemy Mining, Trench 134 from 3 a.m. to 12 noon; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Capt. Davis heard same from 6.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    War Diary Transcript

  • 15th Feb 1916 Under Heavy Bombardment

  • 15th Feb 1916 Enemy Active

  • 15th Feb 1916 Working Parties

  • 15th February 1916 Move to Varennes

  • 15th February 1916 

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  • Pte. John Docherty. Black Watch 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Francis Sydney Mitchell. Royal Army Medical Corps Read their Story.
  • Pte. R. E. Morrow. Royal Army Medical Corps att. Scottish Horse Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Skinner. Middlesex Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.

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