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

4th October 1916

On this day:

  • 3rd Oct 1916 Prevention

  • Bad Light   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Mametz Wood. Very quiet day on our front with no infantry action at all. C236 Battery has one gun in it's new position and B236 Battery has 4. The light is very bad, but some registration is done by the Batteries. It has rained for most of the day.

    War Diaries

  • 4th October 1916 Reinforcements

  • 4th October 1916 Divisional Inspections

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

  • 4th Oct 1916 The Problem of Dark Evenings


    Quiet in morning. Relieved by 1st DUKE of CORNWALLS LIGHT INF. And moved into Village (support) Line. No casualties. D Co. held GIVENCHY KEEP, HILDERS, HERTS. A Co. PONT FIXE SOUTH. B Co. ORCHARD. Heavy rain at night.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 4th Oct 1916 On the March

  • 4th Oct 1916 Troop Ship Sunk

  • 4th Oct 1916 Shelling

  • 4th Oct 1916 Working Parties

  • 4th Oct 1916 In the Front Line

  • 1916-10-04 

  • 4th Oct 1916 On the Move

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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. Joseph Battisson. South Staffordshire Regiment 7th Btn.
  • Pte. Alfred John Bunyard. Royal Fusiliers 32nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Joseph Connolly. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. Edwin Forbes Dick. Royal Engineers 1st/1st Edinburgh Field Coy
  • L/Cpl. William S. French. Highland Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edgar William Hadley. Royal Fusiliers 26th (Bankers) Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Eustace Addison Holt. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Frederick Hunwick. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 6th Battalion
  • Pte. George R. Lawson. 3rd Btn. Canadian Pioneers Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Michael Austin McCormack. Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • DH. Alexander Ritchie. HMDrifter Barbara Cowie Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. John Frederick Louis Sieber. East Yorkshire Regiment 6th Battalion Read their Story.

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