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

6th April 1916

On this day:

  • Hostile Artillery Active   6th County of London Brigade RFA at Carency report Hostile artillery much more active today, at 1145 the enemy shelled our front line with light & heavy trench mortars and 4.2 inch guns. This lasted for about a quarter of an hour. At 1415 the enemy put about 30 4.2 inch shells on the Carency - Souchez road at a very quick rate. Our artillery again carried out an organised strafe in conjunction with the grenade & trench mortars fire of our own infantry. Nothing else reported today.

    War Diaries

  • 6th April 1916 

  • 7th Inniskillings to rest area   7th Inniskillings move to Rest area at Philosophe East.

  • Squadron training   9th Queens Royal Lancers

    6th April 1916 - Billets Enquin - Lt LCP Smith admitted to hospital. Training under squadron arrangements - completion of NCOs Hotchkiss rifle course and examination. 1 OR to temp hospital and 1 OR from temp hospital.

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  • 6th Apr 1916 All in Ruins

  • 6th Apr 1916 Running the Baths

  • 6th Apr 1916 Preparations for Shoot

  • 6th Apr 1916 Mines Blown

  • 6th Apr 1916 Reliefs

  • 6th of April 1916 Night "Stand To"

  • 6th April 1916 Physical training course

  • 6th April 1916 

  • 4th Jun 1916 Hard fFght Fort Vaux

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Spr. John Barbour. Royal Engineers 56th Field Company
  • Pte. Edmund David Cook. South Wales Borderers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Hulme. South Lancashire Regiment 7th Battalion
  • Capt. Evelyn Saffrey Marshall. MiD. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl William Job Packer. Royal West Kent Regiment 8th Btn. A Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Richardson Jackson Paisley. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion
  • Spr. Thomas Strong. Royal Engineers 178th Tunnelling Company Read their Story.

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