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21st December 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

21st December 1916

On this day:

  • Slight Activity   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report: Day was normal. Slight artillery activity on usual places. B236 Battery dispersed a working party.

  • 33rd Bn AIF visited by General Plumer   Billets. Supplied working parties to A E. General Plumer GOC 2nd Army visited area.

  • 21st December, 1916 33rd Battalion AIF Routine Order No.142

  • 21st December 1916 Rain - high level trench activity

  • 21st December 1916 Ongoing training and inspections

  •    SAILLY

    18 DLI relieved by 12 E.Y.R. and proceeded in busses to rest billets in FAMECHON. 2Lt LEAN reported from C.C.S. and 2Lt HORNSBY from Base.

  • 21st Dec 1916 Slow Train

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Surgeon Prob. William Swirles Allardyce. HMS Negro Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Victor Jackson. Durham Light Infantry 9th Btn Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Arthur James Williams. The Rifle Brigade 3rd Btn. Read their Story.

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