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5th April 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



5th April 1916

On this day:


  • More Active   6th County of London Brigade RFAat Carency report 2/Lt Mason, 6th London Brigade Ammunition Column, proceeded on a course at the mortar school at St Vincent. The day was more active and the enemy fired 5.9 inch guns this morning, evidently searching for R. Battery. The enemy stopped shelling immediately a British aeroplane approached their lines. Minenwerfer (small range mortars) and trench mortars were unusually active.

    War Diaries


  • 5th April 1916 

  • 5th April 1916 Training courses

  • 5th Apr 1916 Confined to Barracks

  • 5th Apr 1916 On the Move

  • 5th Apr 1916 Mines Blown





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. James Archbold. South Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Brazil. Leinster Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Brown. North Staffordshire Regiment 7th Btn.
  • Pte. James Capstick. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 6th Btn.
  • Pte. Joseph Charles Currie. Cheshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick George Frampton. Wiltshire Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick George Frampton. Wiltshire Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Harrison. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Harrison. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Henshaw. North Staffordshire Regiment 7th Battalion
  • Pte. James Lynch. Northumberland Fusiliers 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph O'Brien. South Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Edward Ernest Parry. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • William "Jack" Roberts. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th Btn Read their Story.
  • J. J. Watson. British West Indies Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Wilkinson. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.

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