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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.

  • 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****?

  • 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

  •    TRENCHES

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

  • 24th Nov 1916 On the March

  • 24th Nov 1916 Training





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George Frederick Collarbon. Royal Fusiliers 3rd 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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