The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
16th November 1914On this day:
- First uniforms arrived for men of Sheffield City Battalion The first uniforms arrive for the men of the Sheffield City Battalion, not the expected field service khaki but a shade of blue-grey accompanied by a glengarry hat with red piping. A shortage of khaki dye, which pre-war had been supplied from Germany, is the reason for the issue of temporary blue uniforms for new recruits.
Sheffield City Battalion - Ralph Gibson & Paul Oldfield
- Two Companies of 18th DLI detatched to Hartlepool. In mid November 1916 units across the north of England were put on alert to defend the coast. Two companies were formed in the 18th Durham Light Infantry consisting of NCO's and men who had undergone range training, under the command of Major Tristam and Captain Neville to be deployed to Hartlepool. They travelled by rail and were billeted in Hart Road being engaged in improving and manning trenches along the coast as well as training and sentry duties. One company soon moved to Old Hartlepool to provide sentries at the Docks.
- Quiet day for 2nd Life Guards Another quiet day. At 5.30 pm the 2nd Life Guards supplied 150 Rifles to man Reserve Trenches on the slope of the Zillebeke Ridge. Nothing of incident occurred. 1 R & F accidentally wounded, 2 R & F returned to hospital sick.
- Continued Action E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA
With 5th Divisional Artillery at Dranoutre.
In support all day. Lent to 5th Divisional Artillery at 1800. Attached to 28th Brigade RFA. Back to billets at Dranoutre
- 16th Nov 1914 1st East Lancs relieved by Hants Regt
- 16th Nov 1914 A few Prisoners
- 16th Nov 1914 Training
- 16th Nov 1914 Entrenching
- 16th Nov 1914 On the Move
- 16th November 1914 Ongoing German Attacks repelled by Artillery and machine guns
- 16th Nov 1914 Billets
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