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27th October 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 October 1916

On this day:


  • Interpreter Joins Brigade   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report a Belgian interpreter was attached to the Brigade. The French interpreter M Chapaur returned after being away for some weeks with a French Corps Headquarters. Very quiet day.

    War Diaries


  • 200th Seige Battery proceed to France.   200th Seige Battery, RGA left Southampton on 27th of Oct 1916 bound for Le Havre.

  • 27th October 1916 Inspections

  • 27th October 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 27th October 1916 Route march, baths and training

  • 27th Oct 1916 Very Wet

  •    HEBUTERNE

    Heavy rain Mutual Trench Mortar activity 7.30pm a raid was attempted with the co-operation of artillery by 16th WEST YORKS, through lines of Battn. on our right. 2Lt TURNER wounded (shell shock)

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 27th Oct 1916 On the March

  • 27th Oct 1916 Parades

  • 27th Oct 1916 Reliefs

  • 27th Oct 1916 Change of Billets





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Able.Sea. James Bushell. HMS Nubian Read their Story.
  • Pte. David Cooper. Royal Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. William Joseph "Bennie" Dowling. Seaforth Highlanders 1/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. H. Palmer. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Maurice Victor Donald Prince. Kings Royal Rifles Corps 60th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Charles Edward Williams. Royal Fusiliers 2nd Btn Read their Story.

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