The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
26th November 1916On this day:
- 16th Northumberland Fusiliers move to Bonneville The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers move to Bonneville, via Beauval and Valheureux, to rest.
- Fire on Sound Bearings 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery record
Morning very quiet until 1100 when five 5.9 inch shells fell near Blaupoort Farm. This was fired repeated at 1030. The Heavy Artillery were given Sound Bearings and fired on the suspected Battery and the Howitzer ceased fire.
Visibility sketch was made from I.28.d.5.8, a proposed Observation Point on the back of Verbrandenmolen Hill to the corner of Armagh Wood site and Yeomanry Port and Observatory Ridge.
From 1000 to 1300 the Dump was shelled with single 5.9 inch shell at one round per minute.
- Advanced party from 33 Bn AIF at La Chapelle-d'Armentières Advanced party as per Battalion special order no.1 proceeded to Right (1) sector trenches La Chapelle-d'Armentières to arrange to take over from 27th Northumberland Fusiliers.
War Diary of 33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force, Bailleul
- 26th Nov 1916 Church services
- 26th Nov 1916 Ongoing work in trenches
- 26th Nov 1916 Leisure Time
- 26th Nov 1916 Ordered Issued
- 18th DLI are in the Trenches. Quiet – raining all day. Enemy shelled Hebuterne.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 26th Nov 1916 Reliefs Completed
- 26th Nov 1916 Inspection
- 26th Nov 1916 Reliefs
- 26th of November 1916 Three Men in a Plane
- 26th of November 1916 No Damage Done
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