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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



1st June 1916

On this day:


  • 6th January 1916 

  • June 1916 

  • TWFF Barlby Road, Selby opens   Trench Warfare Filling Factory Barlby Road, Selby, Yorkshire started in June 1916 for the production was hydrogen and hydrogenerated oils and charging chemical shell. It was under the direct control of Ardol Ltd.

  • HMEF Colnbrook opens.   H.M. Explosive Factory Colnbrook, Middlesex started in June 1916 for the production of guncotton. It was under the direct control of the Ministry of Munitions.

  • TWFF Black Horse Lane, Walthamstow opens.   Trench Warfare Filling Factory Black Horse Lane, Walthamstow, started 1n June 1916. Production was charging lachrymatory grenades, shells etc. and head filling lethal shell. It was under the direct control of Baird & Tetlock.

  • NFF Hereford opens   National Filling Factory Hereford, Herefordshire started in June 1916 with the first output being in November 1916. Production was filling shell (18-pds to 9.2-ins) and later charging gas shell (1918). It was under the direct control of the Board of Munitions.

  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers move to Black Horse Bridge   16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers are in the front line trenches, in dugouts at Black Horse Bridge.

    records of the 16th (service) battalion northumberland fusiliers captain ch cooke mc, newcastle upon tyne 1923


  • 1st June 1916 

  • 1st June 1916 B Company Work for June 1916

  • 1st June 1916 Field work and moves

  • 1st June 1916 Preparations

  • 1st Jun 1916 7th Northumberlands Relieved by 6th Btn.

  • 1st Jun 1916 Company & Section Drill

  • 1st Jun 1916 On the Move

  • 1st Jun 1916 Company & Section Drill

  • 1st Jun 1916 Enemy Aircraft

  • 1st Jun 1916 On the March

  • 1st Jun 1916 Under Instruction

  • 1st Jun 1916 In the Trenches

  • 1st Jun 1916 Recce

  • 1st Jun 1916 Working Party

  • Jun 1916 On the Move

  • 1st Jun 1916 Training

  • 1st of June 1916 A Quiet Life





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • PO. Wilfred Boley. HMS Turbulent Read their Story.
  • Sto/1 W. H. Burgess. HMS Tipperary Read their Story.
  • Able Seaman William Joseph Boulter Eneas. Read their Story.
  • L.S. H. L. Fromm. H.M.S. Fortune Read their Story.
  • Able Sea. Edwin Frank Herage. HMS Fortune Read their Story.
  • L/Sto. F. J. Jenner. HMS Fortune Read their Story.
  • Ord.Sea. Thomas William Payne. H.M.S. Turbulent Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Drysdale Pringle. 2nd Tynside Irish 25th
  • Spr. John Montague Smith. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Company Read their Story.

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