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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.

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

  • 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.

    War Diaries

  • 3rd April 1916 

  • 3rd April 1916 inspections and training

  • 3rd Apr 1916 Into the Trenches

  • 3rd Apr 1916 Attempted Rescue

  • 3rd Apr 1916 Canteen Fire

  • Reliefs   At 8pm 18th DLI vacated trenches east of Auchonvilliers being relieved by 12th Yorks & Lancs and returned to billets at Beaussart.

    The National Archives 18DLI War Diary WO95/2361/1

  • 3rd Apr 1916 Reliefs

  • 3rd Apr 1916 Bravery Recognised

  • 3rd April 1916 Mortar demonstration

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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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