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20th January 1916 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



20th January 1916

On this day:


  • 2nd Royal Fusiliers arrive Mustapha Pasha   The 2nd Royal Fusilers arrived at Mustapha Pasha from Alexandria.

  • Enemy Active   6th County of London Brigade RFA report the Enemy firing on our trenches in the Loos sector with Field Guns and 4.2 mortars was fairly active throughout the day. In every case retaliation followed and was successful. The 15th London Battery reported a number of blank H.E. shells. Batteries registered points outside their allotted zones with a view to possible concentration of fire.

    War Diaries


  • 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy take over from 250 Tunnelling Coy at Wytschaete   

    Wytschaete. Took over No2 Shaft and 90 ft. of gallery from 250 Co. R.E.

    Map Location N.35.b.7.7.

    Front line shafts in trenches E1 Left, nos. 14 & 15, and the Ds. Given letters A B C D etc. for identification.

    Did not commence work on No2 shaft owing to lack of men

    War Diary Transcript


  • 20th Jan 1916 Reinforcements for 7th Northumberlands

  • 20th Jan 1916 Quiet Day

  • 20th Jan 1916 In the Trenches

  • 20th Jan 1916 In the Trenches

  • 20th Jan 1916 Inspection

  • 20th Jan 1916 Inspection

  • 20th Jan 1916 Inspection

  • 20th Jan 1916 Working Parties





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. James Cairns. Argyll & Southern Highlanders 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Dunnet. British Army 1st (Royal) Dragoons Read their Story.

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