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

23rd October 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers return to the Somme   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers march from Harponville to Albert Brickfields, via Vadencourt, Warloy, Henencourt and Millencourt. They spend the night under canvas in heavy rain, some in bivouacs.

  • Batteries Register   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Nothing of any importance. Batteries registered. Very little firing.

    War Diaries

  • 23rd October 1916 Awards Parade and Conference

  • 23rd October 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 23rd October 1916 Battalion training

  • 23rd Oct 1916 Trench Foot

  • 23rd Oct 1916 Troops on the Move

  •    Heavy rain. A & B Co. 18th DLI moved back into bivouac, on account of enemy shelling. Bde HQ in Quanny was shelled, Bde then moved to new HQ near Sailly Church.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 23nd Oct 1916 On the March

  • 23rd Oct 1916 Attack Made

  • 23rd Oct 1916 Air Raid

  • Ship Sunk   HMS Genista, launched 26 February 1916 was sunk by German submarine U-57 in the Atlantic, whilst minesweeping off the west coast of Ireland. Genista sank rapidly and out of 73 crew, only 12 survived.

  • 23rd Oct 1916 Baths

  • 23rd Oct 1916 In the Front Line

  • 23rd Oct 1916 Reinforcements

  • 23rd of October 1916 Mortar Attack

  • 23rd of October 1916 At Rest

  • 23rd Oct 1916 Working Parties

  • Oct 1916 Envy

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There are:19 articles tagged with this date available in our Library

  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Charles Anderson. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Brady. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Frederick Burrell. Rifle Brigade 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. George Cockfield. King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Louis Vionnet Godwin. Rifle Brigade 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Hayes. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Hastings G. Killingley. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Percy Lee. Rifle Brigade 2nd Btn.
  • Boy1. William Alfred Manning. HMS Genista Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Benjamin Robertson Miller. Middlesex Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Sidney Henry Nobbs. Rifle Brigade 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Mark Welch Rollason. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Private Samuel Stewart. Royal Scots Fusiliers 6/7th batallion
  • L/Sgt. Richard Whiting. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Henry Edward Withers. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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