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



3rd July 1916

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers move to Warloy   16th Northumberland Fusiliers move to Warloy via Bouzincourt.

  • 3rd Monmouths return to pioneer duties   The 3rd Monmouths returned to their pioneer duties and were engaged in digging the new British front line at the Schwaben Redoubt and Ancre. Here they came across the dead and wounded of the terrible fighting that had taken place over this ground. They also came under heavy shelling and German grenade attacks. The Ulster Memorial Tower now marks the site of these trenches.

  • Wire cutting   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Aix-Noulette report Batteries wire cutting. B237 battery was shelled with 4.2s at about 0900 and one gun was damaged. The enemy shelled battery positions on the Aix-Noulette - Bully Grenay road all morning with 5.9 and 4.2 inch guns. Minewerfen (mortars) were active about 1600. At 2230 the enemy blew up a mine on Vimy Ridge but very little artillery fire followed. Another mine was exploded at 0030. At 0145 our artillery open a strong barrage in support of a raid by the 15th London Regiment on salient in Bois en Hache. The raid lasted twenty minutes with result at present not known. Enemy retaliation was much heavier than in the former raid. All was quiet again by 0230.

  • 1st Wiltshire and 3rd Worcesters fight side by side.   1st Wiltshires enter the Leipzig Salient and fought side by side with the 3rd Worcestershire until they were relieved on July 7th.

  • 106th Coy RE search for lost men   At Thiepval 106th Coy Royal Engineers are engaged in clearing trenches in search hoping to find alive some of their best men who were lost trying to take the fort, Germans using Gas at night and shelling continuously. Also working in German Trenches that had been taken

  • 3rd July 1916 Enroute to France

  • 3rd July 1916 Routine

  • 3rd Jul 1916 Heavy Guns Continue

  • 3rd Jul 1916 Quiet Day

  •    Taken from Appendix 1 18th DLI Battle of SERRE

    0355. Inform Bde of heavy shelling by enemy at 2.15am was of ---- shells.

    2035. Bde instructed Btn to get in touch with DUKE of WELLINGTONS REGT 12 Bde on our right at DELAUNAY.

  • 3rd Jul 1916 Stratigic Wood

  • 3rd Jul 1916 Gallantry Recognised

  • 3rd Jul 1916 In Action

  • 3rd Jul 1916 Leading the Advance

  • 3rd Jul 1916 No Digging

  • 3rd Jul 1916 Trench Work

  • 3rd Jul 1916 In Action

  • 3rd July 1916 In the Trenches





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Capt. John Lloyd William Howard Abell. Cheshire Regiment 11th Btn.
  • Capt. John LLoyd William Howard Abell. Cheshire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Henry Alston. Essex Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albertine Thomas Boar. Queen's Own Royal West Kent 6th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Conlon. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion
  • Pte. John Varley Cowlishaw. South Staffordshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl Jack D'Hooghe. Suffolk Rgt 7th Bttn Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Alexander Rae Arthur Dryden. Worcestershire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Ernest Samuel "Sa" Hadden. Royal Irish Rifles 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Hazelwood. Suffolk Regiment 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Johnston. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Adrian Mellody. Cheshire Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Herbert P. Peacocke. South Lancashire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Victor Pickard. Queens Own Royal West Kent 6th Battalion
  • Pte. John Thomas Plant. South Lancashire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Henry Price Reynolds. Cheshire Regiment 11th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Nathan Starling. London Regiment 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Reginald Tillett. Suffolk Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. John Edward Twinn. Lincolnshire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Joseph Walker. Royal Scots
  • Pte. John Henry Wall. Northumberland Fusiliers 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Mark Witworth Ward. Gloucestershire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James George Warner. West Kent Regiment 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Private Walter Wheeler. Essex Regiment 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Capt. Stewart Alexander White. Northumberland Fusiliers 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. William Whitehouse. Royal Warwickshire Rgt. 10th Btn., `D' Coy.
  • Pte. George "Wiggy" Wignall. West Yorkshire Regiment 1/6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Wright. Suffolk Regiment 7th Battalion Read their Story.

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