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

24th November 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieved by 2nd Gordons   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers are relieved by 2nd Btn Gordon Highlanders ("one of the finest battalions we met in France"). The Northumberlands move to Raincheval via Mailly-Maillet.

  • Daily Battery Activity 236th London Brigade   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Ypres. Hostile Trench Mortars became active at 1450. Scheme two was ordered and enemy silenced. He appeared to retaliate for scheme two further to the right. At 1550 scheme six was ordered and was effective, but almost immediately a heavy bombardment broke out from Knoll Road to the Dump with the enemy using Trench Mortars, 4.2 inch and 77 mm guns. The Division on our Right retaliated and all was quiet by 1645.

    War Diaries

  • 33 Bn AIF arrive late at Bailleul   33rd Btn AIF halted at Abbeville at 6 am for 45 minutes. Arrived Bailleul 2 pm. Detrained. Proceeded to billets. Guides took wrong road. Battalion did not arrive at billets till 9 pm. Battalion HQ at La Blanc M****?

    War Diary of 33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force, Abbeville & Bailleul

  • 6th Sherwoods in Neuvillette   An inscription carved into the wall of a small gate house on the Rue du Chateau in Neuvillette reads: Pte C Niven, 1/6th Sher. For. Nov 24th 16. They were obviously here just after the battle of the Somme.

  • 24th November 1916 Relief and casualties

  • 24th November 1916 Brigade Pioneer Battalion Parade

  • 24th Nov 1916 Football


    Quiet Ė some more rain. Trenches began falling in and got very muddy. 4 OR wounded by grenade. Patrols out reconnoitring No Manís Land.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 24th Nov 1916 On the March

  • 24th Nov 1916 Training

  • 24th Nov 1916 Reliefs

  • 24th Nov 1916 Artillery Active

  • 24th November 1916 Hostile TMs

  • 24th of November 1916 Good Results

  • 24th Nov 1916 On the March

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Ernest Carter. Lincolnshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Frederick Collarbon. Royal Fusiliers 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Anthony Machin. Middlesex Regiment 16th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John McIntosh. Seaforth Highlanders 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Ridgway. Lancashire Fusiliers 16th Btn. Read their Story.

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