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2nd August 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 August 1916

On this day:

  • 2nd Aug 1916 Shelling

  • Daily Battery Report   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Beauvoir Riviere. Batteries at disposal of Battery Commanders.

    War Diaries

  • Zeppelin Raids on Britain   30th/31st July and 2/3rd August 1916 Adverse weather dispersed two Zeppelin raids on 3031 July and 23 August.

    John Doran

  • 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary   

    Hill 60 Loading of chamber in 8 and 11 listening posts completed.

    War Diary Transcript

  • 2nd August 1916 inspections and training

  • ongoing trench activity   6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    2nd August - Ronville - Casualties 1 killed and 1 wounded.

    war diaries

  • 2nd Aug 1916 Very Hot

  • 2nd Aug 1916 Aircraft Fired on

  • 2nd Aug 1916 On the March

  • 2nd Aug 1916 On the March

  • 2nd Aug 1916 Shelling

  • 2nd Aug 1916 On the Move

  • 2nd Aug 1916 Inspection

  • 2nd of August 1916 

  • 2nd Aug 1916 Trench Work

  • 2nd August 1916 

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  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Albany. MM. Royal Fusiliers 23rd (Sportmans) Btn.
  • 2nd Lt. Thomas Henry Bowen. Leinster Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • John William Johnson. DCM. Lancashire Fusiliers 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John William Johnson. DCM. South Lancashire Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.

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