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18th July 1916 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



18th July 1916

On this day:


  • Slight Shelling   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Aix-Noulette: Except for slight shelling of Boche Trench & the Straight everything was all quiet. 141st Infantry Brigade relieved by the 63rd Division.

  • 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary   

    Hill 60 Enemy heavily bombarded our front line & supports, chiefly with trench mortars. Enemy patrol crossed to our line and entered Trench 39 close to bridge. 13th Battalion on right saw patrol & opened up with machine guns & sent out bombers. Enemy retired and left a mobile charge weighing about 35 lbs. in trench also a number of bombs.

  • 18th July 1916 Mounted training

  • 18th July 1916 Move to trenches

  • 18th Jul 1916 Gas

  • 18th Jul 1916 Guns Active

  • 18th Jul 1916 Orders to Move

  • 18th Jul 1916 Bravery Recognised

  • 18th Jul 1916 On the Move

  • 18th Jul 1916 On the Move

  • 18th Jul 1916 Working Parties

  • 18th Jul 1916 Shelling

  • 18th Jul 1916 Relief





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Thomas Calvert. Durham Light Infantry 19th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Mjr. George Francis Farran. Royal Field Artillery 88th Bde. A Bty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Malcolm Gibson. Highland Light Infantry 18th Btn.(4th Glasgow) Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Johnston. Durham Light Infantry 13th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Mann. Gloucestershire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Meecham. Worcestershire Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Stkr. George J.E. Russell. H.M.S. Proserpine Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Saunders. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. Frederick George Wormald. Durham Light Infantry 19th Btn Read their Story.

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