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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day

17th November 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers rejoin Brigade   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers are withdrawn from the Schwaben Redoubt and move to Mailly-Maillet to rejoin the Brigade, now in support of the Division.

  • A Very Satisfactory Shoot   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Several Trench Mortar emplacements were registered. At 1130 bombardment of I.30.b.8.0 trench was carried out by D236 Battery, our infantry being cleared. There were no duds and it was a very satisfactory shoot. Several hits were obtained with trench boards, pieces of wood and revetment being blown through the air. The enemy's work was wrecked. Fifty eight rounds were fired all being observed from the front line. (Note: Revetment is the general lining of trench floors and walls including fire stepping and duckboards).

    War Diaries

  • 17th November 1916 Reinforcements and inspections

  • 17th November 1916 Settling to normal routines

  • 17th Nov 1916 Very Cold


    Inter Company relief C & D Cos came out to bivouacs, A & B Cos moved into billets. Weather very cold, men in better condition after period of rest.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 17th Nov 1916 Working Party

  • 17th Nov 1916 Reliefs

  • 17th Nov 1916 In Camp

  • 17th Nov 1916 At Rest

  • 17th Nov 1916 On the March

  • 17th of November 1916 Quiet and Misty

  • 17th Nov 1916 Salvage

  • 17th Nov 1916 On the March

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. Edward Arnold. Royal Warwickshire 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Robert Percy Howard. Royal Fusiliers 10th (Stockbrokers) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Lloyd. Manchester Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Norton. London Regiment 13th Battalion
  • Pte. David Sayers. East Surrey Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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