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

3rd March 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers C Coy in front line   C Coy, 16th Northumberlands take over trenches 144-146 from 4th Battalion, Duke of Wellingtons.

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

  • Q Class Zeppelin L22 takes to the air.   Zeppelin LZ64 (L22), Production Ref: LZ64 Q Class, has its first flight on the 3rd of March 1916

    L22 carried out 30 reconnaissance missions and 8 attacks on Britain, dropping a total of 9,215 kilograms (20,316 lb) of bombs. It was destroyed by RNAS Curtis H12 flying boat flown by Flight Commander Robert Leckie (later Air Vice Marshal) near Terschelling on the 14th May 1917 during a reconnaissance mission. (Leckie was also credited with the downing of LZ112 (L70)).

    John Doran

  • 225 Field Coy Royal Engineers proceed to France   225 Field Company RE sailed from Southampton on the City of Benares on the 3rd of March 1916, arriving at Le Havre the next day.

  • 14th Hants in action   14th. Hants as part of the 116th Brigade, attacked the German defences at Beaumomt Hamel.

  • 3rd Mar 1916 Zig Zag Course

  •    In the evening five grooms proceeded with the horses from Kantara for Alexandria to proceed to France.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 3rd Mar 1916 In Action

  • 3rd Mar 1916 On the Move

  • 3rd Mar 1916 Reliefs

  • 3rd of March 1916 In Trenches

  • 3rd Mar 1916 Reliefs

  • 3rd March 1916 Stokes trench mortar Battery

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. A. Dale. Royal Scots 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Allbert Rosher. East Surrey Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. Bertram Wheeler. South Wales Borderers 10th Battalion

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