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

14th May 1916

On this day:

  • Officers Return   6th County of London Brigade RFA report Lt Blackwell 15th London Battery & Capt ------ 176 London Battery proceeded on seven days leave of absence to England. 2/Lt Tomb is attached to 15th London Battery. Col Lowe returned from leave.

    War Diaries

  • 527 Field Company RE - Arras sector Field Works.   Arras 14th May 1916.

    527th (2nd Durham) Field Company, Royal Engineers. 5th Division.

    Activity: One driver transferred from the 1st/6th Battalion, the Black Watch reported for duty. Kit and marching order inspection of the Company carried out.

    War Diaries

  • 14th May 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 14th May 1916 Church and Trade tests

  • 14th May 1916 Quiet Sunday

  • 14th May 1916 New Recruit

  • 14th May 1916 Too Hot

  • Into the Line   At 3pm 18th DLI proceeded from Bus Les Artois to front line trenches and took over from 11th East Yorks Regt. Battalion on left flank was 16th West Yorks Regt and on right 1st Lancashire Fusiliers up to 18th May 1916 and then afterwards the 16th Middlesex Regt.

    The National Archives 18DLI War Diary WO95/2361/1

  • 14th May 1916 Church Parade

  • 14th May 1916 Church Parade

  • 14th May 1916 Heavy Rain

  • 14th May 1916 

  • 14th May 1916 Church Service

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  • Cpl. William Taylor. Royal Engineers No. 2 Depot Company (Newark) Read their Story.

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