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4th May 1916 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



4th May 1916

On this day:


  • Inspections   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    4th May - 11 Remounts joined.

    19th May - Parade for GOC 2nd Cavalry Division in the training area.

    20th May - 2nd Lt R Gough (attached) left the battery on appointment as temp. ADC to General Gough (Reserve Corps).

  • Enemy artillery concentrated on the Monchy salient   On the morning, May 4th 1916, the enemy started a heavy artillery bombardment concentrated on the Monchy salient and then lifted as the infantry attacked.

  • 124th Heavy Battery to 29th HAG   124th Heavy Battery, RGA transfer to 29th Heavy Artillery Group on 4 May 1916

  • Quiet Day   6th County of London Brigade RFA at Carency report the day passed off fairly quietly with very little shelling taking place. In the evening the infantry had a little difficulty with the enemy in the middle crater. 2nd Lt Van Auger 2/6th Lon Field Artillery Brigade reported and was attached to 16th London Battery.

  • Wearside Pals embark for France   The 20th DLI entrain at Farnborough and embark on SS Arundal at Southampton

  • 4th May 1916 Training courses

  • 4th May 1916 Searches Continue

  • 4th May 1916 Practice Shoots

  • 4th May 1916 Draft Arrives

  • 4th May 1916 Drill

  • 4th May 1916 Training

  • 4th May 1916 Military Service Bill

  • 4th May 1916 Official British Account

  • 7th Inniskillings into the line   The 7th Btn Inniskilling Fusiliers relieved 8th KOSB in 10th Avenue over the night of the 4-5th May 1916. Moved to Noeux-les-Mines for 8 days rest





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  • Pte. Samuel Hanna. Royal Irish Fusiliers 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James McCarty. East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Richard Stopforth. Loyal North Lancashire 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Watson. 17th Btn. Read their Story.

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