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

6th July 1916

On this day:

  • 3rd Monmouths under attack   A Company, 3rd Monmouths came under attack while digging trenches near the German lines captured by the 49th Division. The pioneers had to become infantrymen again and were ordered to hold the line until the next morning. 14 men were killed or wounded.

  • Trench Motors Active   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Aix-Noulette. 2/Lt Wildes C236 Battery proceeded on Trench Mortar Course. During the early morning enemy trench mortars were active on Gouchez II to which our own retaliated. Observation was again difficult owing to bad weather.

    War Diaries

  • 13th Cheshires in trenches at La Boiselle   Thursday 6th July the 13th Cheshires occupy trenches at La Boiselle which they consolidated and held. Several personnel injured, non killed.

  • 6th July 1916 Standby and inspection by GOC Division

  • 38th Div Artillery in action   Although the infantry of the 38th Division did not return to action after the Battle of Mametz Wood, the Artillery were continually involved in action.

  • 6th Jul 1916 Bearers Wounded

  • 6th Jul 1916 Troops on the Move

  • 6th Jul 1916 Enemy Aircraft

  • 6th Jul 1916 With Sorrow


    0900 18th DLI vacated billets and moved to BEAUVAL arriving 12.30pm.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 6th Jul 1916 On the March

  • 6th Jul 1916 Depth Charges

  • 6th Jul 1916 Attack Made

  • 6th Jul 1916 Raid

  • 6th Jul 1916 Lines of Fire

  • 6th July 1916 Orders Issued

  • 6th Jul 1916 Recalling Action

  • 6th Jul 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 6th Jul 1916 On the March

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Michael Boylan. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Frederick Claude Butt. London Regiment 5th Btn.
  • Pte. John Thomas Cowens. Grenadier Guards 4th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Llewelyn Jones. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 14th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Allan Rae. Border Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Robert George Rymer. Grenadier Guards 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William McQuatter Stevenson. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 9th Btn. Read their Story.

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