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

4th August 1916

On this day:

  • 8th Apr 1916 Dandy 9th only 15 yards from Enemy

  • Daily Battery Activity   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Batteries at the disposal of Battery Commanders.

    War Diaries

  • R Class Super Zeppelin   Zeppelin LZ74 (L32)

    • Production Ref: LZ74
    • Class type : R
    • Tactical ref: L32
    • Usage: Military
    • First Flight: 4th August 1916


    Made three attacks on England dropping a total of 6,860 kilograms (15,120 lb)of bombs. Commanded by Kapitan-Leutnant Werner Petersen, with L31, L33 and L34 part of a Zeppelin raid on the night of 23 September 1916. Intercepted and destroyed by 39 Home Defence Squadron British fighter pilot 2nd Lt Frederick Sowrey in a BE2c on 24 September 1916 near Great Burstead, Essex, all the crew dying. The crew's bodies were buried at Great Burstead, then in 1966 exhumed and reburied at Cannock Chase.

    John Doran

  • 4th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 4th August 1916 Brigade communication scheme

  • 4th Aug 1916 Heavy Bombardment

  • 4th Aug 1916 Enemy Attack

  •    1330. 18th Battn. relieved by 14 YORKS & LANCS. Moved into billets at LA FOSSE.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


    1330. 18th Battn. relieved by 14 YORKS & LANCS. Moved into billets at LA FOSSE.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 4th Aug 1916 Secret Orders

  • 4th Aug 1916 Divsional Reserve

  • 4th Aug 1916 In Action

  • 4th Aug 1916 Training

  • 4th Aug 1916 Wounded Arrive

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Tpr. Richard Walters Crozier. 6th Australian Light Horse Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Grant. Royal Sussex Regiment 7th (Service) Battalion
  • Pte. Herrbert Hammond. Queens Own Royal West Kent 6th Battalion
  • Sgt. Ernest George Holmes. London Regiment 13th Kensington Btn.
  • Pte. David D Jones. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 17th Bn
  • Pte. Arthur Miller. Manchester Regiment Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William George Reed. Royal Sussex Regiment 7th Btn.

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