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26th December 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



26th December 1916

On this day:


  • Mist   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Very quiet all day and observation was bad owing to mist. Battery Commanders of relieving Brigade - 103 Brigade RFA - came up early. At 1000 a German fighting aeroplane came over our lines and shot down one of our planes near Gordon House. The first sections of the 103 Brigade will relieve our sections as soon as it will be dark enough.

  • 33rd Bn AIF use Divisional bath   Billets. Supplied working party to AE. Divisional bath used by HQ and Cos.

  • 26th December, 1916 33rd Battalion AIF Routine Order No.146

  • 71st MGC into the line   71st Machine Gun Company relieve 162nd MGC at Vernmelles.

  • Battalion at rest.    6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    26th December 1916 - Engelbelmer - Battalion resting. Weather fair.

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  • 26th December 1916 inspections and training

  • 26th Dec 1916 Route March

  • 26th Dec 1916 Rest

  • 26th Dec 1916 Christmas Dinner





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  • Pte. Charles Walter F. Skilton. Royal Fusiliers 22nd Btn. Read their Story.

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