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19th April 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



19th April 1916

On this day:


  • Trench Mortars Fire   6th County of London Brigade RFA at Carency. Enemy Trench Mortar active at about 1520. We retaliated with 18 pounders and 4.5 inch Howitzers, the enemy stopped at once. At 1825 our trench mortars bombarded the enemy front line and the effect appeared to be very satisfactory.

  • 19th April 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • Return to billets   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    19th Apr - The Battery returned to Ergny.

    28th Apr - Second Lieutenant W Wright RFA joined the battery on this day vice Second Lieutenant Dewing posted to the Ammunition Column 2nd Cavalry Division

  • 19th April 1916 Training and inspections

  • 19th Apr 1916 Reinforcements

  • 19th Apr 1916 Gun Drill

  • 19th Apr 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 19th Apr 1916 Bathing





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Dennis Cyril Byrne. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Dennis Cyril Byrne. East Lancashire Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Michael Mcull Cull. Highland Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Munroe. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Kenneth Cameron Murdoch. Scots Guards 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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