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15th January 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 January 1916

On this day:

  • Heavy Shelling   6th County of London Brigade RFA report there was quite a lot of retaliation during the day for enemy shelling our front and 2nd line trenches. The Germans shelled the Lens-Bethune road intermittently. Fire on the main road at N.7.a.3.0 caused the enemy to cease firing. Concentration of fire from 1400 to 1500 appeared successful and the fire of the field guns was accurate. Loos was heavily shelled from 1000 to 1100. The 140th Infantry Brigade took over from 141st Infantry Brigade on a slightly different front entailing the right outer H2 becoming the centre, the centre becoming the left and a new right. This caused some trouble with the guns but communications were satisfactorily maintained.

    War Diaries

  • 15th Jan 1916 Reinforcements for 7th Northumberlands

  • 15th Jan 1916 Route March & Football

  • 15th Jan 1916 Awards for Territorials

  • 15th Jan 1916 Trench Work

  • 15th Jan 1916 Lack of Baths

  • 15th Jan 1916 Working Parties

  • 15th Jan 1916 Trench Work

  • 15th of January 1916 

  • 15th of January 1916 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. Thomas Buddle. Royal Field Artillery 47th Brigade Ammunition Column Read their Story.
  • Pte. Wilfred Clewarth. Northumberland Fusiliers 13th Battalion
  • L/Cpl. James Henry Pargeter. Oxfordshire And Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 5th Battalion

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