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15th November 1916On this day:
- Daily Battery Activity 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery.
formerly 6th County of London Brigade RFA. Territorial Force.
All Batteries tested timing switches by actually firing and carried on registering of Division Zone. Day was generally quiet. Bombardment of Snout provoked a little retaliation.
At 1430 hostile aeroplanes were unusually daring and nonplussed observers which let one machine fly almost unmolested 1500 feet over I.26, 27 and Valley Cottages.
New enemy work at I.19.c.1.4 and I.30.b.8.0 has progressed. Activity round a camouflet near hilly place suggests offensive Sapping operations, ultimate intention probably being to jump our front line and command reverse slope of ridge.
(Note: sapping is constructing trenches forward from the front line towards enemy positions,usually as listening posts or, as suggested here, jumping off points for attacking troops, getting them nearer to enemy lines under cover).
(Further note: a camouflet is a chamber created by explosives underground without breaking the surface (which would be a crater)).
- Moves and inspections 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
15th Nov. 1916 - Fieffes - Battalion left billets at Fieffes at 0900 and marched to Vadencourt where they arrived at 1530.
- 15th November 1916 Inspections and preparing stables floors
- 15th Nov 1916 South Staffords Relieved by Royal Fusiliers
- 15th Nov 1916 Valiant Gunners
- 15th Nov 1916 Patrols
- 15th Nov 1916 On the March
- 15th Nov 1916 Into Billets
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