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7th April 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

7th April 1916

On this day:

  • Daily Battery Activity   6th County of London Brigade RFA at Carency report Lt Lyon Smith returned today after 10 days leave, 2/Lt Davies 16th London Battery returned to duty after seven days leave. The whole day was very quiet, there being thankfully no hostile shelling. In the morning between 0800 and 0900 hostile trench mortars bombarded our support line. Between 1715 and 1800 Light High Velocity guns bombarded Souchez. Later bombardment with 5.9s on A.18.d and S.13.b at all support roads or communication trenches. All together about 220 rounds were fired. The battery 8th Jan tested their guns today. [comment: last sentence unclear as the only additional battery apart from 15,16 and 17 in brigade is 176 battery attached as part of Lowe Group. Subsequent entry on 21st April 1916 possibly identifies this as R8 London Battery)

    War Diaries

  • 7th April 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 7th April 1916 GOC Inspection

  • 7th Apr 1916 Shoot

  • 7th Apr 1916 In the Trenches

  • 7th Apr 1916 Mine Blown

  • 7th Apr 1916 In Reserve

  • 7th April 1916 Conference

  • 7th April 1916 Rear guard scheme of attack

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  • Valentine James Anderson. Duke of Wellington's Regimet 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick Dorsey. Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Second Battalion Read their Story.

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