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

19th March 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers advance   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusiliers set out from Etalon and enter Nesle they continue to advance to Canal du Nord, with Quiquer on right of the Battalion front. A further advance is ordered to Voyennes and Offoy on the Somme Canal. Here they remain for eight days, engaged in digging bridge-head defences.

  • Retaliation   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery Batteries retaliated for enemy firings on Left Battalion during the morning. 2/Lt G Jacques posted to B236 Battery from 119th Brigade RFA.

    War Diaries

  • 19th March 1917 Musketry training

  • 19th Mar 1917 Consolidation


    March continued from BEAUQUENSE to FIENVILLERS.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 19th Mar 1917 Attack Made

  • 19th Mar 1917 Trench Raid

  • 19th Mar 1917 In Billets

  • 19th March 1917 Orders

  • 19th Mar 1917 Training

  • 19th Mar 1917 Destruction

  • 19th of March 1917 Battery Movement

  • 19th of March 1917 Moved

  • 19th Mar 1917 In Camp

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cattleman. J. Bailey. SS Alnwick Castle Read their Story.
  • Ord.Sea. Richard Frid Dennett. HMS Weymouth Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Thomas Scaife. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 5th Battalion Read their Story.

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