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20th May 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



20th May 1916

On this day:


  • Daily Battery Activity   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Frevillers: 2/Lt Mason is transferred from 6th London Brigade Ammunition Column to B236 Battery but is attached to C236 Battery for one week.

  • Q Class Zeppelin   Zeppelin LZ69 (L24)

    • Production Ref: LZ69
    • Class type : Q
    • Tactical ref: L24
    • Usage: Military
    • First Flight: 20th May 1916

    History.

    Flew 19 reconnaissance missions around the North Sea and 4 raids on England dropping a total of 8,510 kilograms (18,760 lb) of bombs. It crashed into a wall while being taken into its hangar on 28 December 1916 and burned out together with LZ53 (L17).

  • 20th May 1916 527 Field Company RE - Arras sector Field Works.

  • 20th May 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 20th May 1916 Brigade Horse Show

  • 20th May 1916 Prang

  • 20th May 1916 Under Fire

  • 20th May 1916 Boxing Match

  • 20th May 1916 Training

  • 20th May 1916 Brigade Sports

  • 20th May 1916 Reinforcements





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd.Lt. Lestock Henry Reid. New Zealand Pioneer Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. J. Thomas. Welch Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas L. Thompson. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.

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