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24th October 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 October 1916

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers prepare to attack   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers undertake reconnaissance to prepare for an attack on Pys and on to Achiet-le-Petit. The advance is postponed because of appalling weather conditions.

  • Battery Zones   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report a certain amount of movement in our zone which extends from just south of Clonmel Copse to just north of Zwarteleen. The Battery zones being in order from the north A236, B236, C236 and D238.

  • 24th October 1916 Training

  • 24th October 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 24th Oct 1916 Heavy Rain

  • 24th Oct 1916 No Rest

  • 24th Oct 1916 Baths

  • 24th Nov 1916 Lack of Supplies





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Christopher Brennan. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Christopher Brennan. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. James Delaney. Royal Garrison Artillery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Pedley. Gloucestershire Regiment 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Randall Richard Stockton. South Lancashire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Harold Watson. West Yorkshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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