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

8th April 1916

On this day:

  • Hostile Artillery Quiet   6th County of London Brigade RFA at Carency report Lt Barnard returned from a course at Litres. Hostile artillery quiet owing to the activity of our aeroplanes. The Group Observation Point had some 5.9s fall near it in the afternoon. 17th London Battery registered in the afternoon and while this registration lasted, the enemy retaliated on Notre Dame with 5.9s.

    War Diaries

  • Q Class Zeppelin   

    LZ66 L23

    Zeppelin LZ66 (L23)

    • Production Ref: LZ66
    • Class type : Q
    • Tactical ref: L23
    • Usage: Military
    • First Flight: 8th April 1916


    Carried out 51 reconnaissance missions and 3 attacks on England dropping a total of 5,254 kg (11,583 lb) of bombs. It was destroyed on the 21st August 1917 by 2nd Lt Bernard A Smart flying a Sopwith Pup launched from a platform on the cruiser HMS Yarmouth. Smart later led the Tondern raid which destroyed L54 and L60.

    John Doran

  • 8th April 1916 Exercise and inspections

  • 8th Apr 1916 7th Northumberlands Relieved by 6th Btn.

  •    126th Siege Battery, R.G.A. were formed at Sheerness on the 8th April 1916.

  • 8th Apr 1916 A Lively Day on the Canal

  • 8th Apr 1916 Into the Trenches

  • 8th Apr 1916 Accident

  • 8th Apr 1916 Enemy Mine Fired

  • 8th April 1916 Weathe Fine

  • 8th April 1916 Route March

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Henry Archer. Border Regiment 7th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Robertson Bailey. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Edward Dawson. Royal Field Artillery 39th Brigade, 46th Bty. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Victor Tough. Royal Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.

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