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

12th June 1916

On this day:

  • 50th AIF arrive in France   50th Battalion AIF arrived at Marseilles aboard H.M.T Ardadian, they entrained and headed north to join The Battle of The Somme.

  • Re-routing of Units   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Barlin. Battery Commanders went to reconnoitre positions of batteries of the 23rd Division. Capt Lindell D236 Battery proceeded on 7 days leave of absence to England. Col Lowe DSO appointed OC. Right Group. Right Group consists of the following Batteries, A,B and C,237 Brigade and A,B,C and D,236th Brigade.

  • 12th Jun 1916 Cold and Wet

  • 12th June 1916 Regimental scheme and courses

  • 12th Jun 1916 Found Drowned

  • 12th Jun 1916 Recce

  • 12th Jun 1916 Passing the Time

  • 12th Jun 1916 Very Wet Day

  • 12th Jun 1916 On the March

  • 12th Jun 1916 CO at Headquaters

  • 12th Jun 1916 Training

  • 12th Jun 1916 Kit Inspection

  • 12th Jun 1916 Working Parties

  • 12th Jun 1916 In Reserve

  • 12th Jun 1916 Patrol

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Bonnett. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Francis Joseph Brabazon. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Percy Goddard. Duke of Wellington West Riding Regiment 1/7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sjt. Thomas James Webster Marshall. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 6th Battalion Read their Story.

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