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

15th July 1916

On this day:

  • July 1916 

  • 16th Northumberlands on the march   16th Northumberlands leave the billets at Bouzincourt and march to Warloy

  • Wire cutting   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Aix-Noulette. Wire cutting by Trench Mortars and 18 pounders during the afternoon. The enemy retaliated as yesterday on the Straight & Boshwalk, otherwise all quiet.

    War Diaries

  • 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary   

    Hill 60 Special work carried out to get direct observation on enemy trenches to try and locate mining work.

    Berlin sap B. gallery struck water & face caved. New breakaway started to right, to incline down.

    War Diary Transcript

  • March to Hooteville   6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    15th July 1916 - 1240 - The Battalion marched to Hooteville by following route.

    • Gouy-teynois, Nagnicourt sur Canche
    • Says le Bois, Dernier, Blavincourt
    • Approgrenee, Avesnes la Compte, Houteville

    Many of the men fell out on the line of march owing to bad boots. Company Commanders and two Sergeants per Company go up to trenches for experience.

    war diaries

  • 15th July 1916 Standby extended to 2 hours notice

  • 15th Jul 1916 Battle Half Won

  • 15th Jul 1916 Recce


    1500. 18th Battalion vacated billets and proceeded by route march to FOSSE (LESTREM) arriving 8.30pm.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 15th Jul 1916 Heavily Shelled

  • 15th Jul 1916 Hell upon Earth

  • 15th Jul 1916 Lucky to be Alive

  • 15th Jul 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 15th Jul 1916 Ready to Move

  • 15th Jul 1916 Reliefs

  • 15th Jul 1916 Training and Recce

  • 15th Jul 1916 Into the Trenches

  • 15th Jul 1916 Advance Party

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Albert Allen. Middlesex Regiment 12th Btn.
  • Rflmn. Albert Aspden. King's Royal Rifle Corps 16th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Brannigan. Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Cameron. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Thomas Cox. Middlesex Regiment Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. John Cragg. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Sgt. Thomas Davidson. Royal Irish Rifles 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Frederick Drughorn. Royal Fusiliers 10th (Stockbrokers) Batallion Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. William Robert Hoey. 10th Btn., A Coy.
  • L/Cpl. George William Housby. Leicestershire Regiment 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Leonard Ingham. Lancashire Fusiliers 19th Battalion, A Company, 3 Platoon Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Henry Poet. Royal West Kent Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Henry Poet. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment 7th Btn.
  • Pte. William Henry Sloane. East Lancashire Regiment 8th Battalion
  • L/Cpl. Harold Wright. West Yorkshire Regiment 18th Btn. Read their Story.

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