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



8th October 1916

On this day:


  • 2nd Irish Fusiliers relieved at Cuinchy   The 16th Btn Northumberland Fusilers moved to up the line to relieve the 2nd Btn Royal Irish Rifles in the Cuinchy sub sector.

  • Reliefs   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Bazentin le Grand and High Wood Road. 236th Brigade RFA was relieved by 237th Brigade RFA. D236 battery remained in action under 237th Brigade RFA. D235 battery was taken over later by 236th Brigade RFA. All batteries held at their Wagon Lines in Bottom Wood except C236 Battery which took over C237 Battery gun position at Marlboro Wood and kept in charge of the depot guns of 47th Division Artillery. D235 Battery acts as depot Howitzer battery. Brigade Headquarters were moved to 237th Brigade Headquarters near Mametz.

    War Diaries


  • 8th October 1916 Church Parade and work party

  • 8th October 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 8th October 1916 Church Parade

  • 8th Oct 1916 Troops Congregate

  • 8th Oct 1916 On the Move

  •    LA PIERRIERE

    18 DLI moved to LILLERS entrained 4.45pm and arrived DOULLENS 11.30pm.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 8th Oct 1916 Training

  • 8th Oct 1916 Ships Sunk

  • 8th Oct 1916 Heavy Shelling

  • 8th Oct 1916 Working Parties

  • 8th Oct 1916 Casualties

  • 8th of October 1916 A Daylight Patrol

  • 8th of October 1916 Reinforcements Arrive





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. James William Austin. Kins Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 8th (Service) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Elmer Clark Bryson. 13th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) Read their Story.
  • Pte. Stephen Clarke. Sherwood Foresters 17th Btn.
  • Pte. Robert James Dougan. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Hamilton. London Regiment 22nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Oliver Victor Reedman. London Regiment. 2/22nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Roberts. Yorkshire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.

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