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

27th December 1916

On this day:

  • Relief   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Ypres. Slight trench mortar activity in the morning. This was silenced by our Trench Mortars and 4.5 inch Howitzers. The remainder of the day was quiet. Completion of relief - the remaining two sections of each Battery moved in. Relief was completed by 2100 when command of Observatory Ridge Sector Artillery Group was handed over to OC. 103 Brigade RFA, 23rd Division Artillery. During the day the remaining section was moved to rest billets at Winnezeeze and Oudezeeze. Lt Col Lowe assumed command of the brigade. Lt G Lyon Smith returned to position of Adjutant after being Brigade Major of Lowe’s Group R.A.

    War Diaries

  • 33rd Bn AIF supply working parties to AE.   In billets. Supplied working parties to AE.

    33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force War Diary, Steenwerke

  • 27th December, 1916 33rd Battalion AIF Routine Order No.147

  • 27th December 1916 33rd Battalion AIF AFTER Order No.146

  • 27th December 1916 Fatigues, cleaning and bathing

  • 27th December 1916 inspections and training

  • 27th Dec 1916 Baths

  • 27th Dec 1916 Football Match

  • 27th Dec 1916 On the March

  • 27th of December 1916 Bombardment and Relief

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Goodenough. Essex Regiment 11th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Howard Mawdsley. Shropshire Light Infantry 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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