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

19th November 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers become Divisional Reserve   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers become Divisional reserve, at Ellis Square, attached to 14 Brigade. A and D coys go into the line to support 1st Btn Dorset Regiment.

  • Battery Registration   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery. report from Ypres. Registration for a special operation was carried out in the morning. Our Trench Mortars and artillery were active all day. At 2210 enemy Trench Mortars retaliated but stopped at once on our firing salvoes into Clonmel Copse. At 1550 Trench Mortars were active again. Our retaliation at first was ineffective because it was too dispersed. A second retaliation of well grouped Howitzers and 18 pounders effectively silenced the enemy. Enemy Trench Mortars fired from about J.19.c.2.4 and I.30.b.6.0.

    War Diaries

  • 33rd Battalion Order No 14   33rd Battalion Order No 14 Headquarters, 33 Bn AIF, 19th November, 1916

    MOVE The 33rd Battalion will entrain at Amesbury station loading dock (down side line ) on Tuesday 21st inst. as per timetable issued with this order.

    CAMP Attention is directed to R.O. No.116 of 18.11.16. and to circular memorandum No. 24 a copy of which has been issued to all Officers. These instructions must be carried out in every detail.

    ARRIVAL TIME AT AMESBURY STATION OC (Officer in charge of) trains will arrange that troops and transport will arrive at AMESBURY station at the following times before trains are due to start. Dismounted troops baggage with fatigues 1 1/2 hours Dismounted troops 1 hour All animals 1 1/2 hours.

    RULE OF ROAD From Amesbury village to the station troops are to keep to the right side of the road in order to leave entrance to station clear for ordinary traffic.

    FATIGUE PARTIES All fatigue parties to be entrained in rear passenger coaches so they can assist at the docks if necessary. OC trains will detail their own fatigue parties in accordance with "Instructions for entrainment and embarkation, Part 1."

    ANIMALS All animals will be fed and watered before leaving. They will be entrained saddled and harnessed but before being loaded they must have (a) bits out (b) head ropes down ready for fastening (c) traces hitched up.

    WAGGONS Wagons to be a properly sheeted and tied before leaving camp. No chaff or hay to be on open trucks, limbers etc.

    OC TRAINS OC Trains have been appointed as follows: First train - Major RJA Massie Second train - Captain GH Linklater Third train - Major HF White

    These officers will report to R.T.O. (Railway Transport Officer - later Railway Traffic Officer) before troops are taken on to station.

    RAIL WARRANTS OC Trains must hand in at Amesbury station a warrant to cover journey from Amesbury to docks. These warrants can be exchanged on application to Battalion headquarters.

    LATRINE The Pioneer section will dig Latrines which are to be screened. These will be filled in after troops have gone under arrangements which have been made by Superintending Officer, Details. Troops must use these latrines only.

    OFICERS' BAGGAGE This must not exceed the proper weight (55 lbs) and must be stacked in vehicle shed by 7 AM on Tuesday 21st.

    ROLL CALL Careful roll call must be made before each trainload leaves Battalion lines, and carefully checked with Company Nominal Rolls. A marching out state will then be handed in to adjutant showing no. of officers, other ranks, animals, four wheel and two wheel vehicles marching out.

    DRESS Full marching order, two blankets per man rolled in waterproof sheet and secured to pack with ends hanging down on either side. Greatcoats will be worn.

    MEN FALLING OUT. All officers will carry "falling out permits" and keep a careful record of all men who fall out in the line of march.

    R.C.Jones, Second Lieut. Adjutant, 33rd Battalion AIF ---------------------------------------------------------- The following is the distribution list to the various trains:-

    First train No. X103 Troops to reach Amesbury Station at 6.50 am; train leaves Amesbury 7.50 am; train leaves Southampton 9.35 am. 12 officers 334 other ranks

    Second train No. X105 Troops to reach Amesbury Station at 8.15 am; train leaves Amesbury 9.15 am; train leaves Southampton 11.00 am. 12 officers 331 other ranks

    Third train No. X107 Troops to reach Amesbury Station at 10.00am; train leaves Amesbury 11.00 am; train leaves Southampton 12.00 am. 10 officers 333 other ranks


    Major Massie; Lt. Duncan; Capts. Rosenthal, Hinton, Douglas; Lts. Fraser, Cormack, Duesbury, Clarence, Coombs; Capt. Sorenson; Chaplain Richmond; RQMS (Regimental quartermaster sergeant); Sgt. Garrett; 8 drivers 1st line transport; Band (17); AMG Details (7); Pioneers (11); Signallers (17); Band Cos. (10); A Byrne; J Handley; A Cantwell; JF Ellis; HJ Judge; T Mikburn, NS Lloyd; JP McGuire


    Capt. Linklater; Lts. Fry, Cohen, Stockham, Saunders, Fletcher, Chapman; Capt. Craigio;Lts. Lark, Armstrong; DADMS (Deputy Assistant Director Medical Services); Pte T Cartwright (HQ); Dvrs. T Smith, R Milne, OD Blackadder, J Fairburn; 1 cook from each Co. as brakes men; Dvrs. T Keating, CW McGuire, CR Grood, EB Blackadder, H Lee, 2 drivers 1st line transport HQ.


    MAJOR HF White; Lts. TW Tollis, McKenzie, King, Smith, Harman; CO; Adjutant; Quartermaster; Lt. Lazer; RSM (Regimental Sergeant Major); Sgt. Cook; S/Sgt ORS (other ranks); Sgt. Shoemaker; Armourer Sgt.; Lewis Gun Sgt; Batmen HQ; AW Keith; H Read; A Kinkado; W Pollock; AF Weiderman; 2 drivers 1st line transport.

    33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force War Diary

  • 19th November 1916 Church Parade

  • 19th November 1916 Return to billets

  • 19th Nov 1916 Football

  • 19th Nov 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 19th Nov 1916 New Line

  • 19th Nov 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 19th Nov 1916 On the March

  • 19th Nov 1916 Church Parade

  • 19th Nov 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 19th Nov 1916 In the Trenches

  • 19th Nov 1916 On the March

  • 19th of November 1916 Enemy TMs Active

  • 19th Nov 1916 On the Move

  • 19th Nov 1916 Training

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Capt. Samuel Edward Bell. MC. South Lancashire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Harold Bicknell. King's Royal Rifle Corps 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Lister Dracup. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Lister Dracup. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Ernest Garvie. 24th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Henry Jones. North Staffordshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Austin Job Keetch. Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry 8th Battalion
  • Able Sea. Michael Joseph Shea. 63rd (Royal Naval )Division 6th (Howe) Btn Read their Story.
  • Rfm. Alfred Henry Spong. London Regiment 8th (Post Office Rifles) Battaion Read their Story.

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