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1916 Calendar

January 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
         
 

Lt-Col Rattray's DSO announced
 

2 3

10th Battalion moves to Divisional Reserve
4 5
 
6
 

 

7
 
8
9

10th Bn moves to front line trenches

10
 
11 12 13
 
14 15

10th Bn completes front line tour, moves to Brigade reserve near Hill 63

16 17 18 19 20

 

 

21

10th Bn moves to front line trenches

22
23 24 25 26 27

10th Bn completes front line tour, moves to Divisional Reserve

 

 

28 29
30 31

 

 

     
 
 

February 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
 


 

2

10th Bn moves to front line trenches

3


 

4

10th Bn's first Trench Raid

5
 
6
 

 

7
 
8

10th Bn moves to Brigade Reserve

9 10
 
11 12
13
 
14

10th Bn returns to front line trenches

15

 

 

16 17 18 19

10th Bn moves to Divisional Reserve

20

 

 

21 22 23 24 25 26

10th Bn returns to front line trenches

27

 

 

28 29        

March 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
     


 

2

10th Bn provides supporting fire for V Corps attack

3
 
4

10th Bn moves to Brigade Reserve

5
 
6
 

 

7
 
8 9

10th Bn returns to front line trenches

 

10
 
11
12 13
 
14 15

10th Bn moves to Divisional Reserve

 

16

10th Bn inspected by Divisional commander

17 18
19 20

 

 

21

10th Bn returns to front line trenches

22

 

23 24 25
26

 

 

27

10th Bn returns to Brigade Reserve

 

28 29

10th Bn moves to Corps Reserve near Godeswaersvalde

30 31

 

 

 

April 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
            1  

 

 

2

10th Bn attends church parade with 8th Bn
 

3
 
4

10th Bn and 8th Bn march to Poperinghe, 10th Bn moves to Divisional Reserve at Nop Factory

5
 
6
 

 

7

10th Bn moves into front lines near Hill 60

8
9 10
 
11 12

First use of steel helmets by the 10th Bn in battle

13
 
14 15

 

 

16

10th Bn moves to Brigade Reserve at Dickebusch

17 18 19 20

 

 

21 22

 

23 24

10th Bn moves to Divisional Reserve at Scottish Lines

25 26 27

 

 

28 29
30  

 

 

         

May 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

 

 


 

2

10th Bn moves to front line trenches

3
 
4 5
 
6
 

 

7
 
8 9 10

10th Bn returns to Brigade Reserve at Bedford House
 

11 12 13
 

 

14 15

 

 

16 17

 

18

10th Bn returns to Divisional Reserve at Connaught Lines

19 20

 

 

21 22 23 24 25 26

10th Bn moves into front line trenches near Hill 60

27

 

 

28 29 30 31

10th Bn returns to Brigade Reserve in GHQ Line

 

 

     

June 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
       


 
2

German attack begins near Mount Sorrel, 10th Bn ordered to counter-attack

3

10th Bn counter-attack at Mount Sorrel

4

10th Bn withdraws to Dickebusch

 

5

10th Bn relieves 5th Bn at Hill 60
 

 

6

 
7
 
8 9 10

10th Bn relieved

11 12 13

10th Bn moved to front to relieve 16th Bn at Armagh Wood and Hill 61

14

10th Bn moves to Corps Reserve at Camp E

15

 

 

16 17

10th Bn inspected by Brigadier-General Lipsett

18

10th Bn's first inspection by Corps commander General Julian Byng

19 20

 

 

21 22 23 24
25 26 27

 

 

28 29

10th Bn moves to front line trenches

30  

July 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
           

1st day of Battle of the Somme
 

2 3
 
4 5

10th Bn returns to Reserve
 

6
 
7
 
8

 

 

9 10

10th Bn inspected by Brigadier-General Fred Loomis
 

11 12 13
 

 

14 15

 

 

16 17 18

10th Bn inspected by Corps commander, General Julian Byng

19

10th Bn inspected by Brigadier-General Fred Loomis
 

20

 

 

21 22
23 24 25

10th Bn stands to during German attack on "the Bluff"

26 27

 

 

28 29
30 31

 

 

         

August 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
 


 

2 3
 
4 5
 
6
 

 

7

10th Bn moves to front line trenches
 

8 9 10
 
11

10th Bn returns to Divisional Reserve

12
13
 
14 15

 

 

16 17 18 19
20

 

 

21 22 23

10th Bn officers lectured on "The Battle of the Somme"

24 25 26
27

10th Bn begins march from Ypres area south to Somme battle area

 

 

28 29 30 31

 

 

   

September 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
         


 

2
3
 
4

10th Bn moves into billets in Albert

5
 
6
 

 

7
 
8

Lt-Col Rattray leaves 10th Bn, Maj Alexander Thomson in temporary command

9

10th Bn moves into front line trenches on the Somme, near La Boisselle and the Chalk Pits, 3 miles north of Albert

10
 
11

10th Bn relieved

12 13
 
14

10th Bn moves to Army Reserve at Rubrempré

15

 

 

16

10th Bn returns to Albert

17 18 19 20

 

 

21 22

10th Bn moves into front line trenches

23

10th Bn withdraws to Brigade support positions

24 25 26

10th Bn attack on Thiepval

27

10th Bn fighting at Thiepval

28

10th Bn relief completed,

Major Dan Ormond assumes command of 10th Bn

29 30

October 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


 

2 3
 
4 5
 
6
 

 

7

10th Bn arrives at Albert
 

8 9 10

10th Bn moves to front line to relieve 1st Bn
 

11

10th Bn relieved by 44th Bn, returns to Albert

12 13
 

 

14
15

10th Bn moves to front line trenches near Albert for last time

 

16

10th Bn returns to Albert

17

10th Bn marches north out of Albert for Warloy

 

18 19 20

 

 

21
22 23 24 25 26 27

 

 

28

10th Bn moves to Estrée Cauchie for Guard of Honour rehearsals

29 30

Duke of Connaught visits 1st Canadian Division, 10th Bn provides Guard of Honour

31

 

       

November 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
     
 
2 3
 

 

4
5
 
6

10th Bn moves to front line trenches at Givenchy on the Vimy front

 

7
 
8 9 10

10th Bn returns to Reserve

11
12 13
 
14

10th Bn moves to front line trenches

15

 

 

16 17 18

10th Bn returns to Divisional Reserve at Estrée Cauchie

19 20

 

 

21 22 23 24 25
26

10th Bn marches to Berthnoval and moves into Brigade support positions

27

 

 

28 29 30    

December 1916

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
         


 

2
3
 
4

10th Bn moves to front line trenches

 

5
 
6
 

 

7
 
8 9
10
 
11 12 13
 
14 15

10th Bn returns to Divisional Reserve at Estrée Cauchie

 

 

16
17 18 19 20

 

 

21 22 23
24 25 26 27

 

 

28 29 30
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