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24th January 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 January 1916

On this day:

  • Enemy Artillery very Active   6th County of London Brigade RFA report enemy artillery were very active during the day with intermittent firing on our front line and communication trenches. The 16th London Battery reports that from the smell of bromide from shell holes about G.27.a.1.8., it would appear that the Germans have been using Lachrymatory shells. The Colonel, Orderly officer and Battery Commanders of the 3rd London Brigade RFA came up preparatory to taking over from the 1st London Brigade RFA. The Battery commanders went back that night. (Note Lachrymatory refers to Tear Gas probably bromide based)

    War Diaries

  • 24th Jan 1916 Parade

  • 24th Jan 1916 In the Trenches

  • 24th Jan 1916 Bravery in Rescue

  • 24th Jan 1916 Trench Work

  • 24th Jan 1916 Training

  • 24th Jan 1916 Inspection

  • 24th Jan 1916 Trench Work

  • 24th Jul 1916 On the Move

  • 24th Nov 1916 Reconnaissance

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  • Pte. David Marrow. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10th Battalion

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