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21st March 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 March 1916

On this day:

  • 7th Inniskillings at Cauchy a la Tour   7th Inniskillings move to Rest area at Cauchy-a-La-Tour

  • Bad Light    6th County of London Brigade RFA report from Carency: There was very little artillery fire owing to bad light. Batteries fired a few rounds for registration. Otherwise all quiet. Hostile artillery also quiet.

    War Diaries

  • 21st March 1916 Relocation

  • 21st Mar 1916 7th Northumberlands in Camp

  • 21st Mar 1916 Letters from Home

  • Trench Instruction   10 officers and 39 NCOs of 18th DLI proceed to front line trenches at 10am for instruction. It would be the first time they had been in the front line.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 21st Mar 1916 Fatigues

  • 21st Mar 1916 No Smokes

  • 21st Mar 1916 Reorganisation

  • 21st March 1916 Routine work for Company

  • 21st March 1916 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Cecil Richard Booth. Gordon Highlanders 1st Battalion, A Company. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Watt. Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 11th Btn. Read their Story.

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