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

16th May 1916

On this day:

  • 16th of May 1915 Orders received

  • 124th Heavy Battery join XIII Corps   124th Heavy Battery, RGA was originally trained on 4.7inch QF guns but prior to being sent to the France they were equipped with the 60 pounder heavy field gun. Armed with four of these guns they went out to the Western Front in April 1916 where they joined XIII Corps Heavy Artillery on 1 May 1916.

  • Schütte-Lanz Airship.   Schütte-Lanz SL14

    • First Flight: 16th May 1916
    • Length: 174 metres (571 ft)
    • Diameter: 20.1 metres (66 ft)
    • Gas Capacity: 38,800 cubic meters
    • Performance: 93.6 km/h
    • Payload: 20.5 tonnes
    • Engines: 4 Maybach 960 hp/716 kW total

    Navy airship based at Seerapen and Wainoden. It carried out two reconnaissance missions and two bombing raids. A later attack on Riga was abandoned because of engine failure. Rebuilt in February 1917 but later damaged before finally being struck off on the 18th May 1917.

    John Doran

  • 16th May 1916 527 Field Company RE - Arras sector Field Works.

  • 16th May 1916 HMS Benbow in Action

  • 16th May 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 16th May 1916 Training and inspections

  • 16th May 1916 Battalion Sports

  • 16th May 1916 On the March

  • 16th May 1916 Midnight News

  • 16th May 1916 A Scorcher

  • 16th May 1916 Reliefs

  • 16th May 1916 Parade

  • 16th May 1916 Practice Attack

  • 16th May 1916 Training

  • 16th of May 1916 An enemy attack?

  • 16th May 1916 

  • 16th of May 1916 Machine Gun Sweep

  • 16th May 1916 Aircraft Active

  • 16th May 1916 Training

  • 16th May 1916 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Abraham Acton. VC Border Regiment 2nd Btn. B Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harold Marshall Barker. West Yorkshire 12th Btn.
  • Pte. Alfred Allen Dewdney Harding. Royal Sussex Regiment 9th Battalion, D Company Read their Story.
  • Drvr. John W. Hasemore. Royal Field Artillery 180th Bde Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hugh Kenworthy. Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Taylor Pugh. Royal Welch Fusiliers 8th Btn.

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