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

18th January 1916

On this day:

  • Enemy Artillery Very Active   6th County of London Brigade RFA report German artillery was very active probably owing to the absence of our aeroplanes. The 3rd & 15th London Batteries fired on the front line from M.5.d.7.9. to M.5.d.0.6. which was effective in causing the enemy to cease firing. During the day up to about 1445 each Battery retaliated on the enemy’s support & communication trenches

    War Diaries

  • Australian Troop Transports   

    HMAT A21 Marere

    Picture from: State Library of NSW, picture nujmber a638400.

    The HMAT A21 Marere weighed 6443 tons with an average cruise speed of 12.5 knots or 23.15 kmph. It was owned by the Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London. The Marere was sunk by a submarine's gunfire in the Mediterranean, 18 January 1916.

    John Doran

  • 18th Jan 1916 

  • 18th Jan 1916 In Reserve

  • 18th Jan 1916 Drill

  • 18th Jan 1916 Wet Day

  • 18th Jan 1916 Commander Wounded

  • 18th Jan 1916 Reliefs

  • 18th Jan 1916 Training

  • 18th January 1916 Move to Bernaville

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Topham Becher Dabridgecourt "Toppy" Hough. East Yorkshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. C. F. Lanning. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 4th Btn. Read their Story.

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