The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
4th January 1916On this day:
- Quiet Day 6th County of London Brigade RFA at
Annequin report the day was quiet. The light was very clear and many observation balloons and aeroplanes were up in the sky.
The 17th London Battery observed flashes of mobile guns at A.24.b.2.5. This gun position was shelled by our heavy artillery.
At the request of Infantry, the 17th London Battery fired at Trench Mortar (G.4.b.2.5) and caused it to cease fire.
Our Infantry were relieved tonight by the Dismounted Division.
R.S.M. Hood proceeded to Gosnay, to assist in instruction at the Gunnery School.
- Enemy bombardment near Ploegsteert In trenches near Ploegsteert, south of Ypres, the enemy opened up an artillery bombardment injuring several soldiers of the 8th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment some of whom later died of their wounds
- Disembarkation 28th Division completes disembarkation in Salonkia
- 4th Jan 1916 7th Northumberlands Relieved
- 4th Jan 1916 Visits to Countrymen
- 4th Jan 1916 Dismounted Cavalry in the Trenches
- 4th Jan 1916 Confined to Billet
- 4th Jan 1916 Hardly a Rest
- 4th Jan 1916 Reliefs Completed
- 4th Jan 1916 Reliefs
- 4th Jan 1916 Ship Sunk
- 4th Jan 1916 Salvage
- 4th Jan 1916 Shelters
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