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3rd 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



3rd April 1916

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers relieved    16th Battalion Northumberland Fusilers relieved in front line. They spend the night at Bouzincourt then march to Pierregot for a perios of rest.

  • German Aeroplane Shot Down   6th County of London Brigade RFA. Territorial Force at Carency. Capt. Causland 2nd Household Division attached to the 17th London Battery returned to England. Lt. Woollett 6th London Brigade Ammunition Column was attached to the 15th London Battery. A quiet day with a hostile minenwerfer (mortar) active at about 0900. We retaliated apparently with effect. A German aeroplane was shot down in our lines about 1000. The 15th London Battery registered by aeroplane in the afternoon.

  • 3rd April 1916 inspections and training

  • 3rd Apr 1916 Into the Trenches

  • 3rd Apr 1916 Attempted Rescue

  • 3rd Apr 1916 Canteen Fire

  •    TRENCHES EAST OF AUCHONVILLIERS.

    2000. 18th DLI vacated trenches, relieved by 12th Yorks & Lancs and moved into billets at BEAUSSART.

  • 3rd Apr 1916 Reliefs

  • 3rd Apr 1916 Bravery Recognised





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Luke Brown. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • George Dodson Eagle. Dorset Regiment 3rd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Hall. East Lancashire Regiment 1/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Hall. East Lancashire Regiment 1/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. N. Matthews. South African Infantry 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Trimmer. Thomas Edward Smith. HM Drifter Anchor of Hope Read their Story.

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