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18th November 1916On this day:
- Enemy attack The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers ordered to stand-to owing to enemy attack. They return to billets.
- Poor Visibility 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report
Visibility was poor generally. 4.2 inch guns were active in the morning on usual spots. Some activity with Trench Mortars on both sides near Hill 60 and The Dump. Bombardment of the Snout at 1630 by 18 pounders provoked no retaliation. 40% of Heavy Artillery shells were duds.
- 200 Siege Bty in action 200th Siege Battery manned their 6" howitzers in gunpits at Mazingarbe.
- 125th Heavy Brigade RGA convert 125th Heavy Battery, RGA convert into a 6 gun battery, gaining 2 guns from 174th Bty.
- Snow in Ypres Sector 20th Durhams report that it is very cold and snowing. Fighting dimishes but still casualties. They report the Battalion strength as 29 officers and 828 men.
- 18th November 1916 Inspections and promotions
- 18th November 1916 Move to reserve
- 18th Nov 1916 Winter Strikes
- 18th Nov 1916 Snow and Ice
- 18th Nov 1916 Attack Made
- Great Battle Ends After 141 days of fighting the Battle of the Somme came to an end.
- 18th Nov 1916 Wounded
- 18th Nov 1916 At Rest
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