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16th 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

16th February 1916

On this day:

  • Another Quiet Day   A quiet day and the 8th London Battery destroyed the tower of 11a German Observation Point. No more Germans were seen walking towards the new crater. During the night the 16th London Battery fired 25 rounds of shrapnel at saps in M.6.b and d with the 9th London Battery firing at saps in M.15.c and d. One section of each Battery came to its own Wagon Line as its positions are being taken over by the 1st Division.

    War Diaries

  • Military football match at St James' Park   At St James' Park, Newcastle a football match is played between 133rd Heavy RGA XI and 2nd Battery RFA XI.

    133rd RGA team were: Archer, Clews, Wright, Horton, Greenhaugh, Hardman, Bradford, Sharp, Medden, Peake & Price.

    2nd Battery were represented by Surtees, Horne, Hall, Proudfoot, Quinn, Hussey, Porter, Hickinbottom, Rhodes, Gardiner, Jones, McEwan, Barkley, Hopkinson & Johnson.

  • trench 134 pumped out by 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy   

    Noon Lt. Riley returned to 250 Co. R.E.

    Shaft No3, Trench 134, pumped out, preparations made to commence shallow defensive gallery.

    War Diary Transcript

  • 16th Feb 1916 7th Northumberlands into Reseve

  • 16th Feb 1916 RNAS Raid

  • Fifth Battle of the Isonzo   The Fifth Battle of the Isonzo begins between Italy and Austro-Hungaria

  • 16th Feb 1916 On the March

  • 16th Feb 1916 Reliefs

  • 16th Feb 1916 Reliefs

  • 16th February 1916 Move to Varennes

  • 16th February 1916 Lectures

  • 16th February 1916 

  • 7th Inniskillings entrain for Southampton   On the 16th February 1916, shortly after 1pm the 7th Inniskillings got the train from Bordon station reaching Southampton Docks at 4.30pm and boarded the paddle steamer Mona Queen at 5.30pm.

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. Thomas Forsyth. Royal Field Artillery 1st/4th Durham Howitzer Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. R Hopkinson. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1/5th Btn.

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