The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
8th August 1916On 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- 3rd Monmouths withdrawn The 3rd Monmouth Battalion moved back to Forceville, where Major-General Perceval, GOC 49th Division, gave them a farewell speech.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 8–9 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
- 8th Aug 1916 Training
- 8th Aug 1916 Training
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There are:10 articles tagged with this date available in our Library 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. 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. Rflmn. Gordon Alexander High. King's Royal Rifle Corps 21st Btn. 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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