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15th August 1916On this day:
- Work Done 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at
46th Infantry Brigade in trenches. Quiet day. Work done on positions. Quiet on the front
- 15th August 1916 Somme action
- 15th August 1916 New CO Appointed
- 15th August 1916 Ongoing training
- 15th Aug 1916 A Tedious Day
- 15th Aug 1916 Guns Attached
- TRENCHES FESTUBERT SECTOR
Weather cool. Slight artillery activity 10.45 – 11.15am on both sides, some shells fell on our NORTH OLD BRITISH LINE 1 – 2.15 Heavy showers.
1445. An arranged bombardment of Fd Arty 4.5 hours. Stokes Guns & machine Guns on POPES NOSE opened. Hostile artillery replied quickly at first slightly on Front Line, then more heavily on COVER Trench & GEORGE Trench, next with effect on O.B.L. round Battn HQ two bays & 2 dugouts being blown in.Casualties 3, this small number being due largely to removal of troops from trenches usually occupied to disused trenches in rear of successive lines. Damage was also done to BARNTON No 11 Island parapet blown in in parts. Slight artillery both sides at night.
2nd EAST YORKS relieved 2nd WILTS on right on night of 15-16/8/16
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 15th Aug 1916 On the March
- 15th Aug 1916 On the Move
- 15th Aug 1916 On the March
- 15th Aug 1916 Reliefs
- 15th of August 1916 Moving the Wagons
- 15th Aug 1916 Trench Work
- 15th of August 1916 Back to the Trenches
- 15th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary
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