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

25th December 1916

On this day:

  •    CCXII Brigade, (Bolton Artillery, 3rd Brigade East Lancashire.) was renumbered CCXI Brigade.

  • 25th Dec 1916 CCLXVII Brigade RFA reorganized

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers enjoy splendid dinner   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers enjoyed a splendid christmas dinner, generously subsidised by the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Christmas in ypres   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery are at Ypres on Xmas Day. All very quiet during the morning. A236 Battery fired at intervals throughout the day on working parties at J.20.d.7.7 firing eighty six rounds. After firing on two occasions stretcher parties were seen and finally a large horse ambulance drove up. In the afternoon the lines at Zillebeke and Ypres Square were shelled by enemy 77 mm and 4.2 inch batteries respectively.

    War Diaries

  • 25th Dec 1916 Trench Mortars at Christmas

  • 33rd Bn AIF presents from Comforts Fund   Billets. Men greatly pleased with presents from Comforts Fund. Working party supplied to AE.

    33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force War Diary, Steenwerke

  • 25th December, 1916 33rd Battalion AIF Routine Order No.145

  • 15th MGC relieve 71st MGC   71st Machine Gun Company billeted at Noeux-les-Mines after being relieved by the 15th MGC on the 20th from the front line at Le Preol (east of Beuvry).

  • 25th December 1916 Christmas Day

  • 25th December 1916 Relieved from trenches


    Divisional Commander visited men at their Xmas dinner.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 25th Dec 1916 Christmas Dinner

  • 25th Dec 1916 Christmas Fun

  • 25th Dec 1916 Christmas Dinner

  • 25th Dec 1916 Working Parties

  • 25th of December 1916 A Quiet Christmas

  • 25th Dec 1916 At Rest

  • 25th Dec 1916 In Camp

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. John William Gibson. Lancashire Fusiliers 16th (Salford Pals) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Arthur William Lake. King's Royal Rifle Corps 17th Btn.

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