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



9th April 1916

On this day:


  • 10th Loyals move camp   The 10th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashires, currently enjoying a period of rest and training behind the lines, marched from the billets at Humbercamps to Warluzel where it would remain in billets until the end of the month.

  • Artillery More Active   6th County of London Brigade RFA at Carency report Lt Lucas 16th London Battery wounded by a premature shell from R.8 -----. Major Gordon proceeded on 10 days leave of absence to England. Major Clifton 17th London Battery proceeded to Aire for a course at the First Army School. Our own and hostile artillery were more active today. Our front line trenches were shelled with 4.2s and a heavy minenwerfer (mortar). Our batteries fired many rounds in retaliation at the request of the infantry. They seem satisfied with the result.

    War Diaries


  • 9th April 1916 Training

  • Move to France   42nd Siege Battery RGA

    The Battery left Alexandria on board SS Caledonia bound for Marseilles.

    extracts from memoirs


  • 9th April 1916 Church Parade

  • 9th Apr 1916 Reinforcements

  • 9th Apr 1916 Voluntary Service

  • 9th Apr 1916 Attack Made

  • 9th Apr 1916 Inspection

  • 9th Apr 1916 Exchange of Fire

  • 9th April 1916 Shelling





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Christopher Armstrong. Royal Fusiliers 23rd (Sportsman's Battalion) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Richard Barnes. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Henry Berry. East Lancashire Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Henry Berry. East Lancashire Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Bowditch. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Bowditch. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Fred Brindle. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. John Thomas Burrows. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. John Thomas Burrows. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Joseph Calverley. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Joseph Calverley. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Casson. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 6th Btn. (Machine Gun Section) Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Casson. King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 6th Btn. Machine Gun Section Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Robert Hey Chapples. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Robert Hey Chapples. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Liloup Donald. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hiram Hartley. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Hushin. Cheshire Regiment 8th Btn.
  • Pte. Thomas William Ireland. Northumberland Fusiliers 1st/5th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Mather. Cheshire Regiment. 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James McMunigal. Royal Scots 16th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. John William Smith. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.

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