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16th March 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 March 1916

On this day:


  • 38th Heavy Battery proceed to France   38th Heavy Battery RGA arrive in France

  • 34th Division receive embarkation orders   On 3 January 1916 embarkation orders arrived for the 34th Division to prepare to proceed to France.

  • 2nd Royal Fusiliers depart Port Suez   The 2nd Royal Fusilers embarked from Port Suez for Marseilles via Malta.

  • Training and move preparations   6th County of London Brigade RFA units were at the disposal of unit commanders. OC. Brigade with Battery Commanders went to inspect new positions.

  • 16th Mar 1916 7th Northumberlands move Camp

  • 16th Mar 1916 Battalions Entrain

  • 16th March 1916 

  • 16th Mar 1916 Dover Bombed

  • 16th Mar 1916 Route March

  • 16th Mar 1916 Enemy Shelling

  • 16th Mar 1916 Fatigues

  • 16th Mar 1916 Concerts

  • 16th Mar 1916 Bombardment

  • 16th March 1916 Further quiet spell





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Francis John Duckett. 1st Btn. Western Ontario Regiment Read their Story.
  • Gunner William Duxbury. Royal Field Artillery 112 Battery, 24th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Pte. James McIvor. Kings Own Scottish Borderers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Bartholemew Redhead Varley. Army Cyclist Corps 34th Div. Coy. Read their Story.

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