February 1916

3rd Grenadier Guards – War Diary

1 Feb 1916 Marched to MERVILLE
2 – 6 Feb 1916 Training MERVILLE. Advance instruction carried out in bombing and sniping.
7 Feb 1916 Marched to billets in RIEZ BAILLEUL
8 Feb 1916 In billets RIEZ BAILLEUL
9 – 16 Feb 1916 Relieved 1st Bn Scots Guards in ???? ?????? 48 hours in and 48 hours at RIEL BAILLEUL. On 16th Relieved by 9th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers and marched back to LA GORGUE. There were two casualties Lt. W. Parkes and 1 O.R.
17 – 19 Feb 1916 Billets at LA GORGUE. On 19th marched into billets in EEKE. About 12 miles. The marching was excellent in many way.
20 – 22 Feb 1916 Billets at EEKE. On 22nd marched to WORMHOUDT in a driving snow storm. Billets, however good. Ref: sheet 27, 28, 1/00,000LT. N. Champneys and 2/Lt. G.D. Jackson joined Bn here on 19th
23 – 24 Feb 1916 In billets. Temperatures very low.
25 – 28 Feb 1916 Marched to camp just W of POPERINGHE. Weather very bad, snow and 25 degrees of frost. 2 Companies in huts 2 in bell tents.
29 Feb 1916 No. 1 Company sent out for five days digging just N of YPRES. This Company marched to billets at H. 5 central 29th Capt E. S. Ward joined 25th

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