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

21st October 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers march south   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers march to Harponville.

  • Relocations   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery are south of Watou. One section of each battery moved up to relieve the 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th Batteries and 104th Howitzer Battery belonging to the 2nd Australian Division Artillery. One Battery of the 238th Brigade was lent to the 236th Brigade for this purpose.

    War Diaries

  • Engineers join Infantry near Mouquet Farm   Regina Trench Expected to be the last big battle before 106th Coy Engineers go on leave. All waiting at Mouquet Farm before joining the infantry, 12 Noon the guns started and the men went over taking the Germans by surprise. 12.15 the Germans ran back passed the Engineers. At 6.30pm the Engineers worked up to the infantry and joined them expecting a counter attack, the position was consolidated.

  • 21st October 1916 Routine and reinforcements

  • 21st October 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 21st October 1916 Brigade Ceremonial

  • 21st Oct 1916 Appalling Conditions

  • 21st Oct 1916 Air Raid

  •    ST LEGER

    Battn. moved from billets in ST LEGER to relieve 12th EAST YORKS as left Support in LEFT SUB-SECTOR HEBUTERNE, Battn. in billets & bivouacs at SAILLY AU BOIS.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 21st Oct 1916 Training

  • 21st Oct 1916 On the March

  • 21st Oct 1916 On the Move

  • 21st Oct 1916 Reliefs

  • 21st of October 1916 Enemy Shelling

  • 21st Oct 1916 Concert

  • 21st Oct 1916 Wounded Arrive

  • 21st Oct 1916 On the March

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There are:17 articles tagged with this date available in our Library

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rfm. Arthur Barker. Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Amos Knowles. Machine Gun Corps 116th Coy
  • L/Cpl. George Reynolds. South Lancashire Regiment 8th Btn.
  • Pte. Alfred Rush. Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte William Simm. Cheshire Regiment 15th Btn Read their Story.

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