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24th 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

24th December 1916

On this day:

  • Enemy Artillery Active   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery. report Enemy artillery activity on Railway Dugouts and Duckboards. Counter batteries engaged the battery shelling these places and the enemy ceased fire at 1700.

    War Diaries

  • 33rd Bn AIF raided enemy trenches   Billets settling down. Raided Enemy Trenches as per Battalion O.O no.6 dated 17/12/1916. Found trenches empty and in bad condition. DCo changed from billets to huts.

    33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force War Diary, Steenwerke

  • 24th December, 1916 33rd Battalion AIF Routine Order No.144

  • 24th December 1916 Christmas Eve church services

  • 24th December 1916 Weather improved

  • 24th Dec 1916 New Position


    Col. R.E. CHEYNE proceeded on leave and Maj. W.D. LOWE assumed command of Battalion.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 24th Dec 1916 Festive Celebrations

  • 24th Dec 1916 Church Parade

  • 24th Dec 1916 In Reserve

  • 24th Dec 1916 Reliefs

  • 24th of December 1916 Some Hostility

  • 24th Dec 1916 Inspection

  • 24th Dec 1916 Christmas Hopes

  • 25th Dec 1916 Christmas Treats

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. E. D.C. Coit. London Regiment 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Owen Mitchell. West Riding Regiment 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Trim. Machine Gun Corps 68th Coy. Read their Story.
  • Captn. Henry Thomas Richard Somerset Wright. Manchester Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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