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



17th October 1916

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers march south   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers marched to Gouy-en-Ternois, via Frevillers, enroute to The Somme sector.

  • Relocations   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery marched to Aubrometz with billeting parties proceeding ahead of the column. The Bedfordshire Yeomanry were in the town, but after a little trouble the Brigade got in very comfortably.

    War Diaries


  • 17th Oct 1916 Wearside Pals leave The Somme

  • 17th October 1916 Brigade Staff Ride

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

  • 17th Oct 1916 Heavy Firing

  •    ORVILLE WOOD

    18th Battn. moved from shelters in ORVILLE WOOD to billets in ST LEGER.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 17th Oct 1916 Fatigues

  • 17th Oct 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 17th Oct 1916 In Reserve

  • 17th Oct 1916 Trench Recce

  • 17th Oct 1916 In the Trenches

  • 17th of October 1916 

  • 17th of October 1916 Active Guns

  • 24th Oct 1916 Rules





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Albert Thomas James Balkwill. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Henry Benbow. South Lancashire Regiment 1st/5th Battalion Read their Story.

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