The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
5th April 1916On this day:
- More Active 6th County of London Brigade RFAat
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.
- 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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