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6th May 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 May 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers move to Bouzincourt   The 16th Northumberland Fusiliers moves to Bouzincourt where they provided working parties for the Royal Engineers.

    records of the 16th (service) battalion northumberland fusiliers captain ch cooke mc, newcastle upon tyne 1923

  • 7th Royal Irish Rifles go into the line   7th Inniskillings are relieved by 7th Royal Irish Rifles on the night of the 6-7th May 1916

  • 6th May 1916 Inspections

  • 6th May 1916 Searches Continue

  • 6th May 1916 Alarm

  • Change of Camp   18th DLI vacated hutments at Bertrancourt and entered hutments at Bus Les Artois at 5pm.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 6th May 1916 Demonstrations

  • 6th May 1916 Inoculations

  • 6th May 1916 Reliefs

  • 6th May 1916 Cleaning up ready for move

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Critchley. Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Cuthbert. Cheshire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Daniel McDermott. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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