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



7th July 1916

On this day:


  • 124th Heavy Battery in action at The Somme   124th Heavy Battery RGA are in action at the Battle of the Somme.

  • 16th Northumberlands move   16th Northumberlands move to Hedauville.

  • All Quiet   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Aix-Noulette. All quiet. 2nd Lt Woollett transferred from D236 Battery to Y047 TM Battery.

  • 1st Wiltshire and 3rd Worcesters relieved   1st Wiltshires and 3rd Worcesters are relieved in the Leipzig Salient.

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

  • 7th July 1916 1/2 hour notice standby

  • 7th Jul 1916 Not as Reported

  • 7th Jul 1916 Rumours

  •    BEAUVAL.

    0730 18th Battalion vacated billets and moved to BERNEUIL arriving 11.45am.

  • 7th Jul 1916 Into Position

  • 7th Jul 1916 Attack Made

  • 7th Jul 1916 Rapid Bombing

  • 7th Jul 1916 Burried Alive

  • 7th Jul 1916 No Success

  • 7th Jul 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 7th Jul 1916 Relief

  • 7th July 1916 Attack Made

  • 13th Cheshires attack at La Boiselle   At La Boiselle on 7th of July, 13th Cheshires went over the parapet at 8.05am. After suffering severe casualties they reached their objective and consolidated. A number of prisoners and war material fell into their hands. Casualties on the day are very heavy, 18 officers and 243 other ranks.





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rflm. Thomas Arnold. Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John William Dryden Bell. 9th Northumberland Fusiliers c company
  • Pte. James Boulton. Cheshire Regiment 11th Battalion
  • Pte. Arthur Joseph Brannan. Northumberland Fusiliers 11th Battalion
  • Rflm. James Brennan. Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Brogan. South Lancashire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. George John Brown. Border Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Collins. Royal Fusiliers 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte William Henry Conroy. Cheshire Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • William Henry Conroy. Cheshire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Walter Dykes. Northumberland Fusiliers 9th Battalion
  • L/Cpl. Daniel Eckersley. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert E. Grimley. East Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Henry Hancock. Manchester Regiment 12th Battalion
  • Pte. James Henry Hancock. Manchester Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Henry Hancock. Manchester Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Humphrey. Northumberland Fusiliers 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. H. A. Johnston. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade, A Bty Read their Story.
  • Cpl. James Horsley "Norval" McCartney. Kings Own Scottish Borderers 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Patrick Murphy. Cheshire Regiment 13th Btn.
  • Pte. John Joseph Paulson. Sherwood Forresters 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Lewis Thomas Rees. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 9th Bn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Fredrick Thomas Rogers. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Shepherd. The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Sturdy. Cheshire Regiment 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Venus. Northumberland Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. John Hubert Winton. Northumberland Fusiliers 9th Btn

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