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3rd September 1916On this day:
- Assault Sucessful 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report:
In the morning the Australians captured Mouguet Farm also the 1st Division occupied their objectives in High Wood.
At 1200 the 14th Corps captured Guillemont and 15th Corps captured Ginchy.
The French took Clery and reached within 1000 yards of Combles. Batteries fired intense heavy bombardments prior to the attacks mentioned above.
- Wounded Treated On the 3rd of September 1916, the 62nd Field Ambulance RAMC was involved in the Battle of Guillemont retrieving and treating wounded soldiers from the battlefield very close to where the enemy were firing an incessant hail of bullets and shells. This was during the decisive Allied attack on the German-held strong hold of Guillemont. 62nd Field Ambulance were operating under the command of British 20th (Light) Division which operated in unison with the 47 Brigade of the 16th (Irish) Division and together other forces they succeeded in capturing Guillemont on that day. 62nd Field Ambulance had been involved in this battle for many months prior the victory on 3rd September, operating in the so-called 'Valley of Death' which the Germans sprayed with machine-gun fire, bombs and gas-shells from their vantage point with great loss of life to Allied forces.
- 3rd Sep 1916 Attack Made
- 3rd September 1916 New Shaft
- 3rd September 1916 Church Parade
- Ongoing training 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment are at Lealvillers from 3rd to 5th of September and training continued.
- 3rd Sep 1916 Air Ship Destroyed
- 3rd Sep 1916 Change of duty
- Reliefs At 15.00. 18th Battn. DLI Less D Co. proceeded into billets at La Fosse after being relieved by 17th Manchesters at Le Touret.
- 3rd Sep 1916 In Action
- 3rd Sep 1916 Machine Gun
- 3rd Sep 1916 Bravery Recognised
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