You are not logged in.
4th January 1916 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to accept cookies.


If you enjoy this site please consider making a donation.



    Site Home

    Great War

    Search

    Add Stories & Photos

 Features

    Allied Army

    Day by Day

    War in the Air

    Prisoners of War

    The War at Sea

    Training for War

    The Battles

    Those Who Served

    Hospitals

    Civilian Service

    Women at War

    Life on Home Front

    Central Powers Army

    Central Powers' Navy

    Library

    World War Two

 Submissions

    Add Stories & Photos

    Time Capsule

 Information

    Help & FAQ's

    Our Facebook Page

    Volunteering

    News

    Events

    Contact us

    Great War Books

    About


Advertisements













World War 1 One ww1 wwII greatwar great

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



4th January 1916

On 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.

    War Diaries


  • 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

  • 4th Jan 1916 Reliefs





Can you add to this factual information? Do you know the whereabouts of a unit on a particular day? Do you have a copy of an official war diary entry? Details of an an incident? The loss of a ship? A letter, postcard, photo or any other interesting snipts?

If your information relates only to an individual, eg. enlistment, award of a medal or death, please use this form: Add a story.




Want to know more?


There are:14 articles tagged with this date available in our Library

  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.




Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Alexander Midghall. East Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. C Coy. Read their Story.

    Add a name to this list.


  • Items from the Home Front Archive

    Poem by  Pte. James Kane
    Poem by Pte. James Kane

    More about this item


    Do you have any letters, photos, postcards, documents or memorabilia from the Great War? We would love to include copies. Please use this form to submit diary entries and letters or photographs for this new Section: add to this archive.





    Select another Date
    Day:  Month:   Year:









    The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers.

    This website is paid for out of our own pockets, library subscriptions and from donations made by visitors. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources.

    If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small to help with the costs of keeping the site running.


    Hosted by:

    The Wartime Memories Project Website

    is archived for preservation by the British Library





    Website Copyright MCMXCIX - MMXVII
    - All Rights Reserved