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17th 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

17th February 1916

On this day:

  • Relocations   The 6th London Brigade RFA moved into rest area with the remainder of the 47th London Division at Auchel. The 3rd London Brigade departed from the Lowe Group and went back to where it belonged. The Batteries arrived late about midnight or 0100.

    War Diaries

  • 7th Inniskillings proceed to France   The 7th Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers set sail to Le Havre, France on the paddle steamer Mona Queen, which they had boarded the previous evening, accompanied by 2 destroyers. The wind was fierce and it rained heavily all night, 70% of of the ship's passengers were sick. The Pipers played "Sprig of Shillelagh" to cheer everyone up.

  • 17th February 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 17h Feb 1916 With the Western Frontier Force

  • 17th Feb 1916 On the March

  • 17th Feb 1916 Trench Work

  • 17th Feb 1916 Trench Work

  • 17th February 1916 Leave recommenced

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  • Capt. Bernard Digby Johns. Royal Welch Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.

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