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

5th August 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberlands on the march   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers march to Bethune and take up billets in the tobacco factory on Beuvry Road.

  • 3rd Monmouths to be broken up   On the 5th August after more than a month under battle conditions on the Somme, the 3rd Battalion Monmoutshire Regiment received the disheartening news that it was impossible to reinforce the three active service Battalions of the Regiment, in consequence the 3rd Battalion, being the junior Battalion, would be broken up to provide drafts for the other Battalions

  • Moves   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery leave Beauvoir Riviere (now Beauvoir-Wavans). Brigade marched to Vitz Villeroy and Villeroy sur Authie. Brigade HQ being at the latter. Brigade marched off at 0445 and arrived at Vitz Villeroy at 0900 marching by Auxi le Chateau and Willencourt.

    War Diaries

  • 5th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 5th August 1916 Mounted work

  • 5th Aug 1916 Guns Captured

  • 5th Aug 1916 Inspection and Training

  • 5th Aug 1916 Prisoners Taken

  • 5th Aug 1916 On the March

  • 5th of August 1916 Another Relief

  • 5th Aug 1916 On the Move

  • 5th Aug 1916 Under Fire

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Thomas Robert Broughton. King's Royal Rifle Corps 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sjt.Mjr. Charles Cox. Duke of Wellington Regiment 1/7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Herbert Franklin Curnow. 22nd Infantry Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick Duffy. King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Thomas Riley. Royal Field Artillery 158th Bde. C Bty. Read their Story.

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