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

10th August 1916

On this day:

  • Movements   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery leave Vitz-Villeroy, Brigade moved to bivouac site near Lanches. A start was made from Vitz Villeroy at 0600 and it arrived at Lanches about 1230, marching by Willencourt-Bernatre-Argenville and Beau Metz - a halt being made at Argenville for water.

    War Diaries

  • 10th August 1916 Further relocation

  • 10th Aug 1916 A Visit From the King

  • 10th Aug 1916 On the March

  •    18th Durhams HQ moved from Le Hamel to Essars

    At 20.05. 18th Battn DLI relieved 2nd Wilts, vacated billets & moved into trenches East of Festubert, B Co. & D Co. in Front Line right & left, C & A Co in Support Lines. Hants Battn on right 16th West Yorks on left. 15th West Yorks & 1 Co. 11th East Yorks in Bde Reserve. Wagon line moved into billets at Le Touret.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 10th Aug 1916 On the Move

  • 10th Aug 1916 Dugouts Constructed

  • 10th Aug 1916 Working Party

  • 10th Aug 1916 Royal Inspection

  • 10th August 1916 Preparations

  • 10th Aug 1916 Training

  • 10th of August 1916 A Dead German

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  • Pte. John Barnard. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Fus. George Holliday. Royal Scots Fusiliers 6th/7th Btn. Read their Story.

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