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12th July 1916On this day:
- Weather Bad 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from
Officers and men of 63rd Division attached to C236 Battery for instruction.
Batteries carried out small strafes on enemy billets, field gun positions and dumps. Weather rather bad for aeroplane observation.
- LZ72 (L31) Zeppelin LZ72(L31)
- Production Ref: LZ72
- Class type: R
- Tactical Ref: L31
- Usage: Military.
- First Flight: 12th July 1916
One important reconnaissance mission in fleet operation against Sunderland; 6 attacks on England dropping a total of 19,411 kilograms (42,794 lb) of bombs; with L 32, L 33 and L 34 part of Zeppelin raid on night of 23 September 1916; intercepted and destroyed by British fighter pilot Lt V Tempest on 2 October 1916 near Potters Bar, north of London, while commanded by the leading airship commander of the time, Kapitšn Leutnant Heinrich Mathy, who died with his entire crew after jumping from the flaming Zeppelin.
- Boy Scouts Inspection Parade The Boy Scouts hold an Inspection Parade at St James' Park, Newcastle.
- 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary
Hill 60 Infantry Trench inspected by General Tuxford - No.16 shaft
stopped, very bad quicksand encountered.
War Diary Transcript
- 12th July 1916 Bivouac at Querrieu
- 12th Jul 1916 Dugouts shelled
- 12th Jul 1916 Troop Trains on the move
- 12th Jul 1916 On Stand by
- 12th Jul 1916 Great Sucess
- 12th Jul 1916 Reinforcements
- 12th Jul 1916 Matches
- 12th Jul 1916 Training
- 12th Jul 1916 Training
- 12th Jul 1916 Battalion Congratulated
- 12th Jul 1916 Shelling
- 12th Jul 1916 Reliefs Completed
- 12th July 1916 Back to the Wagons
- 12th Jul 1916 Working Parties
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Remembering those who died this day. Pte. James William Crowe. King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn. Read their Story. Pte. Frederick Garrington. Gloucestershire Regiment 13th Btn Read their Story. Pte. Frederick Garrington. Gloucestershire Regiment 13th (Forest of Dean Pioneeers) Btn. Read their Story. Cpl. Benjamin Howard Loudon. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story. 2nd Lt. Walter Henry Morgan. Hampshire Rgt. 15th Btn. Pte. Francis Alexander O'Boyle. Leinster Regiment 7th Btn. "B" Coy. Pte. Wilfred Palmer. Leicestershire Regiment 8th Btn. Gunner Harold Pendleton Roberts. Royal Garrison Artillery 2nd Heavy Battery Artillery Group Tpr. Alfred Edward Smout. 2nd Life Guards Read their Story. Pte. Alfred Charles Winckles. London Regiment 22nd(The Queens) Btn. Read their Story.
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