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

6th October 1916

On this day:

  • Gunners Buried   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Bazentin le Grand - High Wood(east)Road (S.10.c.4.6). Brigade HQ. moved to the new position on the road running from the Longueval-Contalmaison Road to the East side of High Wood (S.10.c.4.6). C236 Battery was shelled in their new position with 5.9 and 8 inch guns and had to evacuate it. Gunner Grove E.S.B. was killed and one wounded (Sgt. Irons). Two or three others were buried, but were successfully dug out and remained on duty. The Batteries fired some ordered barrages. A236 Battery relieved C236 Battery in their position while B236 Battery relieved A236 Battery in their position.

    War Diaries

  • 6th Oct 1916 Trench Mortar

  • 6th October 1916 Scheme postponed due to bad weather.

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

  • 6th October 1916 GOC Brigade inspection

  • 6th Oct 1916 Advance Party

  •    BETHUNE

    18th DLI with transport moved in conjunction with 15 WEST YORKS leaving billets at BETHUNE 9.30am and leaving 15 WEST YORKS at BUSNES, entered billets at LA PIERRIERE 1.0pm.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 6th Oct 1916 Training and Baths

  • 6th Oct 1916 On the March

  • 6th Oct 1916 Shelling

  • 6th Oct 1916 Enemy Machine Guns Active

  • 6th Oct 1916 Enemy Active

  • 6th of October 1916 Retaliatory Shellling

  • 6th Oct 1916 In Billets

  • 6th Oct 1916 Shelling

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. P. W. Allenby. Yorkshire Regiment 4th. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Pryce Davies. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 4th Btn.
  • Sgt. James Davie McLaren. Royal Welch Fusiliers 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Jeremiah O'Connell. East Surrey Regiment 9th Btn., att. 250th Tunnelling Coy., Royal Eng. Read their Story.
  • Drvr. James Reid. Royal Field Artillery 102 Brigade, D Coy.
  • Pte. William Albert Ward Sparham. Northumberland Fusiliers 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Urwin. Durham Light Infantry 11th Btn.

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