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31st 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

31st October 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers join Brigade exercises   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers move from Warloy to Herissart, via Vadencourt and Contay for a period of training and brigade exercises.

  • Quiet Day   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery record a Quiet day. Very little firing by Batteries except for a little retaliation by C/180 Battery. GOCRA Corps went round Batteries in afternoon.

  • 31st October 1916 Field work

  • 31st October 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 31st October 1916 Practice scheme cancelled - bad weather

  • 31st Oct 1916 Skies Lit Up

  • 31st Oct 1916 Mud and Dead


    Dull & showery day spent cleaning up etc.

  • 31st Oct 1916 On the Move

  • 31st Oct 1916 Into the Trenches

  • 31st Oct 1916 Concert

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. William Attley. Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Yarwood. London Regiment 2nd/22nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Yarwood. London Regiment 22nd Btn. Read their Story.

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