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



3rd September 1916

On 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.

    War Diaries


  • 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 of September 1916 British Lines Shelled

  • 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.

    war diaries


  • 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.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 3rd Sep 1916 In Action

  • 3rd Sep 1916 Machine Gun

  • 3rd Sep 1916 Bravery Recognised

  • 3rd Sep 1916 Working Parties

  • 3rd Sep 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 3rd of September 1916 A Few Quiet Days

  • 3rd Sep 1916 Reliefs





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rflmn. Albert Anderson. Rifle Brigade 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Bertram Ankers. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John William Armitage. Cheshire Regiment 1/5th Btn.
  • Pte. Patrick Bolger. Connaught Rangers 6th Btn.
  • Pte. Angus Booth. Duke of Wellington 1st 5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Ernest Edward Brannigan. West Yorkshire Regiment 7th Battalion (Leeds Rifles) Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Ernest Edward Brannigan. West Yorkshire Regiment 1/7th (Leeds Rifles) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Brown. West Riding Regiment 1st/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Hedley John Byrne. Rifle Brigade 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Lewis C. Calvert. Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regt. 1/5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Donald Gordon Campbell. 51st Bn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Herbert Stanley Clark. Gloucestershire Regiment 1/6th Batallion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Christopher Coleman. Leinster Regiment 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Collins. Hampshire Regiment 14th Battalion
  • Pte. Henry James De Carteret. Royal Irish Regiment 6th Btn.
  • Pte. Edward Dearing. East Surrey Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry James de_Carteret. Royal Irish Regiment 6th Btn., D Coy. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Frederick John Dunkerton. Rifle Brigade 16th (St Pancras) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick Dunne. Connaught Rangers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Edward Dwyer. VC East Surrey Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Evan Ellis. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Broxup Feather. West Riding Regiment 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Stanley Field. Gloucestershire Regiment 12th (Bristol) Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Ernest Fitzgerald. Rifle Brigade 16th Btn.
  • Rifleman William Gladwin. Rifle Brigade 11th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. George "Dodger" Green. South Lancashire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Richard Rutland Hartley. East Surrey Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Ivor Herring. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 14th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Percy Howard. West Yorkshire Regiment 1/5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte John Hughes. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Capt. Harry King. Worcestershire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Alfred Laflin. Rifle Brigade 16th (Service) Battalion, C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William John Lakey. Royal Welch Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Joseph Law. 11th Battallion (Pioneers) Read their Story.
  • Lt.Col. J. A.M. Lenox-Conyngham. Connaught Rangers Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick McWilliam. Leinster Regiment 7th Btn.
  • Rflmn. William George Miles. Rifle Brigade 16th (St Pancras) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Mitchell. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1st Battalion
  • Pte. Edward Saunders Murray. Royal Scots Fusiliers 6/7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. James OHare. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. James Pike. Rifle Brigade 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. James Pike. Rifle Brigade 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick William Pozzi. Rifle Brigade 16th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Norman Ramsay. Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 16th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Lionel John Roberts. Rifle Brigade 16th (St Pancras) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Salt. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 15th Btn. Read their Story.

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