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6th August 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

6th August 1916

On this day:

  • New commander for 16th Northumberlands   Lt Col Ritson relinquishes command of 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers and returns home. Major Little replaces him. The Battalion take part in an open-air service commemorating second anniversary of outbreak of war.

  • Recce   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Vitz-Villeroy. The Brigade carried out a minor recce in conjunction with 235th Brigade RFA.

  • 6th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 6th August 1916 Church services

  • 6th Aug 1916 Airmen Hold the Skies

  • 6th Aug 1916 On the March

  • 6th Aug 1916 Ground Gained

  • 6th Aug 1916 Church Parade

  • 6th Aug 1916 Training

  • 6th Aug 1916 Tear Gas

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  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Patrick Brown. MM. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Arthur Hudson. West Yorkshire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Jesse Reeves. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt) 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gnr. C. H. Skidmore. Royal Field Artillery 105th Bgde, B Coy. Read their Story.

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