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

26th November 1916

On 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.

    War Diaries

  • 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

  • 26th Nov 1916 On the March

  • Nov 1916 Rabbits

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Edward Broe. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Brown. Royal Irish Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Philip Charles Charlton. Durham Light Infantry 19th Battalion Read their Story.

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