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8th 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



8th August 1916

On this day:


  • 3rd Monmouths withdrawn   The 3rd Monmouth Battalion moved back to Forceville, where Major-General Perceval, GOC 49th Division, gave them a farewell speech.

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

  • Zeppelin Raids on Britain   8/9th August 1916 On 89 August, two Zeppelins were part of a nine airship raid on Hull.

  • Brigade staff ride and appointments   9th Queens Royal Lancers

    8th Aug 1916 - Bivouac near Querrieu - 2/Lt GH Harris and M Hunter returned to duty with the Regiment from 1st Cavalry Division working party. Lt LPG Kelly proceeded to 1st Cavalry Division working party for duty. GOC 2nd Cavalry Brigade held a staff ride for COs, Adjutants and Squadron Leaders. 4 ORs to Hospital, 6 Remount Horses to MVS and 4 ORs joined from Base.

  • 8th Aug 1916 Pleasantly Sunny

  • 8th Aug 1916 On the March

  • 8th Aug 1916 In Billets

  • 8th Aug 1916 Parades





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sto. Edward Brophy. HMS Juno Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sydney Albert Fitts. Gloucestershire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sydney Albert Fitts. Gloucestershire Regiment 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Garner. King's (Liverpool) Regiment King's Regiment (Li 1st Btn.
  • Rfmn. George Andrew Gillespie. King's Royal Rifle Corps 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt.Col. Charles Edward Goff. MC. King's Liverpool Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt.Col. John Plunkett Verney Hawksley. DSO, MID. Royal Field Artillery 110th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Alf Marston. Leicestershire Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Marston. Leicestershire Regiment 1/5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Leonard McGough. East Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sapper James Morris. Royal Engineers 257 Tunnelling Coy Read their Story.
  • Spr. James Walter Morris. Royal Engineers 257 Tunnelling Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Emannuel Spiers. DSO Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2/5th Battalion
  • Pte. Emmanuel Spiers. DSO Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2/5th Battalion
  • Pte. James William Wicks. Royal Berkshire regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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