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



18th November 1916

On 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.

    War Diaries


  • 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

  • 18th Nov 1916 Reliefs

  • 18th Nov 1916 Inspection

  • 18th Nov 1916 Advance





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Vincent Edward Hammond. Border Regiment 11th Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Robert Harding. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Godfrey Hawes. Queens Royal West Surrey 7th Batt Read their Story.
  • Capt. Leo Gerald Simon Jude. Loyal North Lancs 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt John Edward Long. Border Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harvey Mackey. Northumberland Fusiliers 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Daniel Roberts. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. William Rowberry. MM Royal Warwickshire Regiment 10th Btn.
  • L/Sgt. William Rowberry. MM. Royal Warwickshire 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Teeson. East Kent Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Valentine Williams. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Valentine Williams. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Arthur Hone Wilson. MC. Royal Fusiliers 4th Bn. attd. 7th Bn. Read their Story.

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