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

6th June 1916

On this day:

  • Concert   

    The recreation room of Southmead Hospital was packed on Wednesday, when a splendid concert, arranged by the Inquiry Bureau was given by the following: - Miss Elsie White (soprano), Miss Alice Muir (contralto), Mrs Ooslers (costume songs), Mr Fred Biven (humorous songs) and Mr Lionel Saunders (banjo solos). So well did these ladies and gentlemen acquit themselves that shouts of "encore" followed each item, and everyone had to pay the penalty and "carry on". This, of course, meant hard work for the accompanist, Miss Dorothy Peake, to whom the great success of the evening was largely due. Mr Lionel Saunders was chairman. The party were conveyed in cars kindly lent by Mr Williamson and Mr Essery.

    Newspaper Clipping

  • 6th June 1915 50th AIF leave Egypt

  • Inspections   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Barlin. GOC. 47th Division inspected the Wagon Lines of B236 and C236 Batteries. 2nd Lt Burgis HQ Staff proceeded to England on seven days leave of absence.

    Extract from London Gazette dated June 5th, Birthday Honours.

    • Lt Lucas 6th London Brigade RFA - Military Cross.
    • RSM. Hood - Distingushed Conduct Medal.
    • Cpl. Noel - Military Medal.
    • Cpl. Williams A236 London Battery - Military Cross.

    War Diaries

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

  • 22nd Northumberlands in defence   On 6th Jun 1916 22nd Northumberland Fusiliers were involved in the defence of Becourtwood HQ, St Becourt Chateau.

  • 6th June 1916 Divisional scheme cancelled

  • Working Parties   Meanwhile those men of the 24th Northumberlands not involved in the raids were employed on Working Parties with as many as 600 men a day from each battalion employed in Albert, Dernacourt and Franvillers areas. Every sort of stores required for the coming offensive had to be manhandled to dumps in the forward areas rations, ammunition, barbed wire, grenades, sandbags etc., etc. One Private recalled that, the best job of all was being attached to the tunnellers working on Y Sap and Lochnagar mines. For the Durham miners it was regarded as a home from home since they had already spent most of their working lives down the mines and compared to working in the coalmines the work here was not too heavy.

  • 6th Jun 1916 En Route to the Front

  • 6th Jun 1916 Enemy Mines Explode

  • 6th Jun 1916 Courts Martial

  • 6th Jun 1916 Sandstorm

  • 6th Jun 1916 Training

  • 6th Jun 1916 Trench Raid

  • 6th Jun 1916 Working Party

  • 6th Jun 1916 Route March

  • 6th June 1916 

  • 6th of June 1916 Practising an Attack

  • 6th June 1916 Enemy activity quiet

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Joseph Hughes. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gsr. Allan Keith Robathan. HMS Otranto Read their Story.
  • John William Webster. Manchester Regiment 18th Btn. Read their Story.

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