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27th March 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



27th March 1916

On this day:


  • Minewerfer Fire   6th County of London Brigade RFA report from Carency. Enemy more active today. A minenwerfer (mortar) fired on our support and communication trenches to which our Batteries replied and in each case kept on until the minenwerfer fire discontinued. A house in Lieviu was observed by the 17th London Battery to be in constant use and is possibly a Headquarters of some kind. All firing done by the Battery today was at the request of infantry.

    War Diaries


  • 7th Inniskillings go into the line   7th Inniskillings return to the Front line at Noeux-les-Mines.

  • 27th Mar 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 27th Mar 1916 Trench Instruction

  • 27th Mar 1916 Attack Made by 1st Northumberlands

  • 27th Mar 1916 Aeroplane Co-operation

  • On the March   18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry proceed to Bequesne and were billeted.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 27th Mar 1916 In Reserve

  • 27th Mar 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 27th Mar 1916 Desertion

  • 27th Mar 1916 In Reserve

  • 28th Mar 1916 Reinforcements for 7th Northumberlands





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Barnett. Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Daniel D. Dunnett. Seaforth Highlanders 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hugh Gorman. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • CSM. Patrick McLaughlin. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Vickers. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st Btn.

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