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7th August 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 August 1916

On this day:

  • Daily Battery Activity   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Batteries at disposal of Battery Commanders.

  • 9th Sherwoods Machine gunners in action on The Somme   The Machine Gun Company of the 9th Sherwood Forresters was attached to the South Staffs Regt prior to the Somme Offensive and went into action in Delville Wood on the 7th August 1916.

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

  • 7th August 1916 Divisional Staff Ride and Casting of Horses

  • 7th Aug 1916 Good News

  • 7th Aug 1916 On the March

  •    LA FOSSE

    Draft 50 OR reported to HQ. Col R.E. CHEYNE 29 Lancers reported & assumed command 8.8.16.

  • 7th Aug 1916 On the Move

  • 7th Aug 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 7th Aug 1916 Training

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  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Ed. Allen. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Barfield. East Surrey Rgt. 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. William Arthur Bland. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. William Bourne. Sherwood Foresters 10th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harold Edward Clarke. Somerset Light Infantry 1st/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Joseph Henry Corbett. Royal Engineers 528th Div Field Coy Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. John George Cosson. MID DCM. 16th Infantry Batn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Louis Romanini. Rifle Brigade 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Herbert Charles Turvey. Rifle Brigade 16th Btn. Read their Story.

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