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

20th March 1916

On this day:

  • Relocations   6th London Brigade RFA took over from 103rd Brigade RFA (23rd Division) at 1000. Brigade Headquarters is at Bois de la Hair (A.8.d.3.2.). Attached to the 6th Lon Field Artillery Batteries is the 176th Battery RFA, which forms the Centre Group (Lt Col Lowe). The Northern Group is on the left (Lt Col Peel)and the Southern Group on right (Lt Col Massey). During the day, chiefly between 0900 and 0930, also about 1730, the enemy shelled Ablain St Nagiare with 5.9ís(150mm guns). Carency was also shelled about mid-day. The enemy were also active with aerial torpedoes and heavy trench mortars, but were silenced by our Howitzers. Otherwise all was quiet on this front. The OC. Brigade reconnoitred the front by aeroplane.

    War Diaries

  • 20th Mar 1916 Difficult Conditions

  • 20th Mar 1916 Enemy Attack

  • 20th Mar 1916 Lecture for Officers

  • 20th Mar 1916 In Billets

  • 20th Mar 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 20th March 1916 Work interrupted

  • 20th March 1916 Rifle examined

  • 20th to 24th March 1916 

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  • Pte. William Robinson Bailey. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Robinson Bailey. Dublin Fusiliers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Abraham Beverstein. Middlesex Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Martin. Essex Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.

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