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