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23rd 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



23rd December 1916

On this day:


  • Slight Activity   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Day was quiet except for slight activity from enemy 77 mm battery on roads. Working parties were seen and dispersed by our fire.

    War Diaries


  • 33rd Bn AIF billets unsatisfactory   33rd Battalion relieved by 44th Battalion as per Battalion O.O No. 7 Dated 22/12/1916. Billets unsatisfactory on account of wet and mud no duckboards being provided. All in Billets By 5 pm.

    33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force War Diary, La Chapelle-d'Armentières


  • 33rd Battalion AIF hand written map dated 23/12/1916   

    33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force War Diary


  • 33rd Battalion AIF undated hand written map   

    33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force War Diary


  • 23rd December 1916  Ongoing training and inspections

  • 23rd December 1916  Bad weather continues

  • 23rd Dec 1916 Route March

  • 23rd Dec 1916 Attack Made

  • 23rd Dec 1916 Trench Raid

  • 23rd Dec 1916 Patrol





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Robert Allen. Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) 12th Btn. (Teesside Pioneers)
  • Pte. William James Bishop. Dorsetshire Regiment 1st/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. Alexander Wallace. Black Watch 1st/7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Foster Thomas Weldon. MM Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Btn.

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