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

18th September 1916

On this day:

  • 5/6th Royal Scots relieve 16th Northumberlands   The 5/6th Royal Scots of 32 Division, relieve the 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers in the left sub-sector of the Cambrin sector. The Northhumberlands move to quarters in Beuvry.

  • Starfish Line Shelled   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Mametz Wood Our Artillery shelled certain parts of the enemy front, especially the strong point in 34.b.1.2 in the Starfish Line. Our Infantry made a small bombing attack about 2030 which partially succeeded. (Note-The Starfish Line was a German trench line to the left of High Wood)

    War Diaries

  • 18th September 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 18th September 1916 Routine. Very heavy rain.

  • 18th Sep 1916 Many Casualties


    18th DLI took over ORCHARD KEEP with a garrison found by B Co. over from 16 WEST YORKS.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 18th Sep 1916 Improving Dugouts

  • 18th Sep 1916 Rugby Internationan Lost

  • 18th Sep 1916 On the March

  • 18th Sep 1916 Orders

  • 18th Sep 1916 At Rest

  • 18th of September 1916 

  • 18th Sep 1916 Lessons

  • 18th Sep 1916 Reliefs

  • 18th September 1916 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Private Robert Atton. Durham Light Infantry 1/5th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Charles George Barrow. London Regiment 20th (Blackheath and Woolwich) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Peter Black. Black Watch 1/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Thomas Stanley Davies. Royal Fusiliers 26th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Kitson. West Yorkshire Regiment 1st Battalion
  • Pte. William Henry Kitson. West Yorkshire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Percy Muir. Durham Light Infantry 1/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Richardson. Durham Light Infantry 14th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Samuel Rose. King's Royal Rifle Corps 12th Btn.
  • Pte. John Charles William Cumberland Shorrocks. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Edward James Sullivan. London Regiment 17th Btn.
  • Pte. Fred Vitty. Durham Light Infantry 14th Btn., D Coy Read their Story.
  • Lt. Musgrave Maitland Webb. London Regiment 16th (Queens Westminster Rifles) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Charles Wigley. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Btn.

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