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



16th September 1916

On this day:


  • Moves   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery Brigade HQ. moved to Mametz Wood. All Wagon Lines moved to Bottom Wood. The day was occupied with digging in. The Artillery bombarded different points in the enemy's lines. Many targets were taken on by us as a result of observation by BAZ 7.0.0. The night passed fairly quietly and Wagon Lines moved up to Bottom Wood. (See notes and comment on 15th Sep. regarding location and BAZ 7.0.0.)

    War Diaries


  • 150th MCG in action.   150th Machine Gun Corps are in action at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette

  • 16th Sep 1916 Trench activity

  • 16th September 1916 

  • 16th Sep 1916 Stand by

  • 16th Sep 1916 Attack Made

  • 16th Sep 1916 No News

  • 16th Sep 1916 Failled Attack

  • 16th Sep 1916 Military Cross for RSM

  • 16th Sep 1916 Attack made

  • 16th Sep 1916 Situation Uncertain

  •    NEUVE CHAPELLE SECTOR

    Fair. Very quiet. 18 DLI relieved by 2/6 GLOUCESTERS on LEFT from SIGNPOST LANE FIFTEENTH St and on the RIGHT by 7 WORCESTERS. No casualties. 18th BATTALION moved into billets at VIELLE CHAPELLE.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 16th Sep 1916 Artillery Active

  • 16th Sep 1916 Medals Presented

  • 16th Sep 1915 Tanks in Action

  • 16th Sep 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 16th Sep 1916 Quiet

  • 16th Sep 1916 Crawling Back

  • 16th Sep 1916 Training

  • 16th of September 1916 A Bombardment

  • 16th of September 1916 Unresponsive Enemy

  • 6th Somersets in action   6th Somerset Light Infantry attacked Flers-Courcelette on the Somme at 09:25





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Thomas Banks. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion
  • Pte. Ernest Bawdon. Somerset Light Infantry 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles William Bellamy. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Brady. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sydney Ernest Victor Busley. Coldstream Guards 2nd Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Alfred William Clarke. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Kings Own Yo 9th Bn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Malcolm Louis Clement. London Regiment 1/23rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles George Clift. Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry 6th Btn.
  • Pte. Harold Cooper. Coldstream Guards 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Coxon. Middlesex Regiment 1/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • S/Sgt. John Alfred Eric Crawford. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Charles Durnford. Somerset Regiment 6th Btn.
  • Sjt. T. Estill. Durham Light Infantry
  • Pte. Thomas Richard James Exton. Durham Light Infantry 15th Battalion
  • L/Cpl. Harry Flint. Coldstream Guards 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Edward Foley. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Scott Forrest. East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Randolph Galpin. Coldstream Guards 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Hadden. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn.
  • Pte. James A. Haddock. Yorks & Lancs Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Henry Edward Halsall. Kings (Liverpool) Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William John Harrington. Durham Light Infantry 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Philip John Holton. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • A/Cpl. John Hudson. Norfolk Regiment 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sjt. William George Hunt. Somerset Light Infantry 7th Btn. A Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph John Milton. Somerset Light Infantry 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Loftus Moreland. Durham Light Infantry 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Brown Nicholson. Durham Light Infantry 10th Btn.
  • Pte. John Edward Noble. Durham Light Infantry
  • Pte. George Nutbrown. Durham Light Infantry 5th Btn.
  • Pte. John Thomas Richardson. Durham Light Infantry 15 Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Salkeld. Durham Light Infantry 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte James Scarr. Durham Light Infantry 6th Btn
  • Cpl. Arthur Shakeshaft. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 6th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Smith. Suffolk Regiment 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Stanton. East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Morris William Stearns. Suffolk Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Tansley. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 9th Btn.
  • Pte. George Taylor. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Taylor. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Theophilus Upshall. Somerset Light Infantry 6th Btn.
  • Pte. Leonard James Webb. London Regiment 23rd Btn. C Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Welch. Durham Light Infantry 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. J. Woods. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Reginald Henry Woof. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Private Thomas Lees Young. Coldstream Guards 2nd Battalion Read their Story.

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