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

13th August 1916

On this day:

  • Action Positions   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Behencourt. C236 Battery and sections of A236, B236 and D236 Batteries move up to action positions at Bottom Wood. The remainder stay at Behencourt.

    War Diaries

  • 13th August 1916 Church Parade and reinforcements

  • Change of Commanding Officer   6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    13th August - Ronville - Lt Colonel WEW Elkington relinquishes command of the Battalion on being ordered to join the 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.

    war diaries

  • 13th Aug 1916 Marking Time

  • 13th Aug 1916 Sucessful Attack Made

  • 13th Aug 1916 On the March

  • 13th Aug 1916 Another Accident


    Cooperation of 16 Grenade Rifles with 93rd T.M.B on POPES NOSE 7.30am. Stokes guns appeared to be indifferently aimed. Enemy retaliated 1pm with indifferent effect upon front line. Weather cooler. 3 OR wounded.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 13th Aug 1916 On the March

  • 13th Aug 1916 Church Parade

  • 13th Aug 1916 Quiet

  • 13th Aug 1916 At Rest

  • 13th Aug 1916 Reliefs

  • 13th August 1916 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. William Armstrong. Highland Light Infantry 12th Btn.
  • Pte. Robert Hussey. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Gustave Jarvis. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Benjamin Henry Mitchell. Warwickshire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Benjamin Henry Mitchell. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Paul Sandford Stewart. Royal Scots Lothain 13th Battalion

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