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16th February 1917 - 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 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers march South   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusiliers leave Lealvillers and march south, first to Contay.

  • Gaps made in Enemy Wire   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report: All Batteries of the Group (except D236) and including X47 Trench Mortar Battery, which fired fifty rounds, bombarded the enemy's wire today. Many gaps were made.

    War Diaries

  • 16th February 1917 Move to new billets

  • 16th February 1917 Appointments and inspections


    Contact aeroplane scheme at LE MEILLARD.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 16th Feb 1917 Ammunition Dump Targeted

  • 16th Feb 1917 Reorganisation

  • 16th Feb 1917 Quiet

  • 16th Feb 1917 Inspection

  • 16th Feb 1917 Reliefs

  • 16th of February 1917 British Planes Active

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. Donald Calderhead. Royal Garrison Artillery 108 Heavy Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edgar Albert Ivor Fortey. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Jesse Higham. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Henry Edward Vernon Winkworth. Northamptonshire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.

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