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25th January 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



25th January 1916

On this day:


  • Intense Bombardment   6th County of London Brigade RFA report from 1130 to about 1600 the enemy shelled the Loos Sector and at times the bombardment was intense, especially on Loos Pylons and houses south of Crassier. Enemy aircraft very active all day. Much work has been done on the saps in front of the German lines. The main Loos to Maroc communication trench was shelled with many howitzers at 1500 (between 40 and 50 shells). The 16th London Battery caused a thick column of black smoke to rise from the German front line by a High Explosive shell. The 17th London Battery reported a gun firing from Cite St Laurent Church on north Maroc and Fosse 5. The 17th London Battery report picking up a fuse of this gun marked as follows: H.Z.14 Vorst and ------ -----; safety pins fuse, superior, ----- SWN15 Manufactures by SWN (under the 329 list of unknown makers) in 1915. 329 is the Factory series number. One section of each battery of the 3rd London Brigade RFA (the 7th, 8th & 9th) took over respectively from 1st,2nd & 3rd London Batteries (1st London Brigade RFA).

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  • 25th Jan 1916 Reliefs

  • 25th Jan 1916 Route March

  • 25th Jan 1916 Instruction

  • 25th Jan 1916 Trench Work

  • 25th Jan 1916 Reliefs

  • 25th Jul 1916 At Rest





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. Joseph Barter. Irish Guards 1st Btn.
  • Pte Thomas Charles Brooks. Rifle Brigade 8th Bn. D Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Charles Brooks. Rifle Brigade 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Watson. Northumberland Fusiliers 22nd Btn. Read their Story.

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