The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
29th November 1916On this day:
- Low Cloud 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report
C180 Battery dispersed a working party at J.19.b.7.1. between 1126 and 1215.
D236 Battery registered by aeroplane.
Usual trench mortar, 5.9 and 4.2 inch shelling.
A fine day, but low cloud interfered with aeroplane observation.
- 33 Bn AIF in action against the enemy Relief completed. CO took over command.
3 pm Our artillery and light trench mortar bombarded enemy front and support line with apparently good results.
2.55 pm Enemy shelled light trench mortar emplacements with minenwerfer*
Enemy played on our parapet all night with machine gun and rifle fire. Enemy bombed his own wire during night and fired many verey lights.**
10-12 pm Gas masks worn by all troops in front of support lines. Enemy working party in front no.4 locality dispersed with light gun fire.
Patrols and listening posts report all quiet. Enemy wearing blue caps observed, moving behind their line.
One enemy hit by snipers.
* Minenwerfer ("mine launcher") is the German name for a class of short range mortars used extensively during the First World War by the German Army.
** a flare fired into the air from a pistol for signalling or for temporary illumination.
- 29th November 1916 Dugouts overnight then move to huts
- 29th November 1916 Ongoing winter training
- 29th Nov 1916 Beneath Beaumont Hamel
- 29th Nov 1916 Sickness in the Ranks
- 29th Nov 1916 On the March
- 29th Nov 1916 Very Cold
- 29th Nov 1916 Drill
- 29th Nov 1916 Sharp Frost
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