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

4th September 1916

On this day:

  • Misfire causes Injury   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Bottom Wood. Relatively quiet day on our front. One man of B236 Battery was wounded by a misfire from one of the 235th Brigade Batteries. The 7th Division attacked Ginchy. At 1510 the Batteries fired an intense bombardment on the front line for a few minutes.

    War Diaries

  • 4th of September 1916 New Officers Arrive

  • 59th MGC at Guillemont   59th Coy Machine Gun Corps are at Guillemont on the 4th of September 1916.

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

  • 4th September 1916 Squadron training

  • 111th Field Ambulance in action   111th Field Ambulance RAMC are in action at Guillemont

  • 4th Sep 1916 Raining Hard

  •    LA FOSSE

    02.00. D Co. 18 DLI arrived in billets at LA FOSSE after being relieved in trenches by 17th MANCHESTERS.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 4th Sep 1916 Gas

  • 4th Sep 1916 Lewis Guns

  • 4th Sep 1916 Inspection

  • 4th Sep 1916 Instruction and Training

  • Sep 1916 On the March

  • 4th Sep 1916 Patrols

  • 4th September 1916 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Albert Fordham Abbott. Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Richard Barnes. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Richard Carroll. 52nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lance Corporal Frank Cressall. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Higgins. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John McPartland. Cheshire Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Arthur O'Brien. Royal Munster Fusiliers 8th Bn. C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Wilson. Machine Gun Corps 59th Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Frederick Yardley. Royal Army Medical Corps 111th Field Ambulance Read their Story.

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