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20th December 1916On this day:
- Considerable Damage 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report
From 1000 to 1130 the enemy bombarded our trenches with Trench Mortars and 4.2 inch guns, we retaliated with D236 Battery firing one hundred and forty rounds. Heavy and counter artillery Groups cooperated. GOC. 23rd Division asked for a further bombardment at 1530. This was carried out on the enemy support line opposite Stewart Street and considerable damage was done to the enemy's works.
- Q Class Zeppelin Zeppelin LZ81 (LZ111)
- Production Ref: LZ81
- Class type : Q
- Tactical ref: LZ111
- Usage: Military
- First Flight: 20th December 1916
Not used in the German Army and transferred to German Navy in May 1917. It carried out 7 reconnaissance missions around the Baltic Sea and was decommissioned on the 10th August 1917.
- Australian Troop Transports
HMAT A50 Itonus
Piture from: State Library of Victoria, picture number b38118.
The HMAT A50 Itonus weighed 5,340 tons with an average cruise speed of 12 knots or 22.22 kmph. It was owned by the British India SN Co Ltd, London. The Itonus was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean, 20 December 1916.
- 33rd Bn AIF supplying working parties to AE Billets. Working party supplies to AE. Unable to supply numbers ordered.
- 20th December, 1916 33rd Battalion AIF Routine Order No.141
- 20th December 1916 Frosty - HQ moved
- 20th December 1916 Ongoing winter training and inspections
- 20th Dec 1916 Back in Camp
- 20th Dec 1916 Choir visits Hospital
- 20th Dec 1916 Reliefs
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