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24th March 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 March 1916

On this day:

  • 2nd Royal Fusiliers arrive Port Remy   The 2nd Royal Fusilers arrived Port Remy by train from Marseilles and marched 15 miles to Coulon Villiers.

  • Bad Weather   6th County of London Brigade RFA report from Carency. Leave of absence again opened for the 47th Divisional Artillery. During the day there was very little shelling from the enemy as the light and weather were very bad. Our batteries were quiet all day. During the evening the enemy fired on the road to the east of Carency which is used by our infantry for transport. B176 Battery replied firing on the cross roads in Carency. The reply was effective.

    War Diaries

  • 24th Mar 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 24th Mar 1916 Inspection

  • 24th Mar 1916 Trench Work

  • 24th Mar 1916 Enemy Mine Fired

  • 24th of March 1916 Relieved in Trenches

  • 24th March 1916 Moving to Magicourt

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