The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
23rd October 1916On 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.
- 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.
- 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
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