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2nd April 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

2nd April 1916

On this day:

  • Artillery Quiet   6th County of London Brigade RFA report from Carency: Major Gordon DSO proceeded on a course of instruction at the First Army School at Aire. Lt Lucas takes over command of the 16th London Battery. Very little artillery activity from either side through out the day. At 1730 and 1900 one or two batteries to the south of Carency were very active. The DWR and DDVS 1st Army are to inspect the horses of this Brigade on the 3rd April.

  • 2nd April 1916 Church Parade

  • 2nd Apr 1916 7th Northumberlands Relieve 24th Btn CEF

  • 2nd Apr 1916 On the March

  • 2nd Apr 1916 Mine Explodes

  • 2nd Apr 1916 Fine Billets

  • 2nd Apr 1916 Church Parade

  • 2nd Apr 1916 Hostile Shelling

  • 2nd Apr 1916 Church Parade

  • 2nd May 1916 Relocation

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • William Ellis Chadwick. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Horace Edwin Irons. Northamptonshire Regiment 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Simpson. Durham Light Infantry 19th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Simpson. Durham Light Infantry 19th Battalion Read their Story.

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