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

20th October 1916

On this day:

  • Relocations   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery marched into billeting in Belgium about 5 miles West South West of Poperinghe about 1 mile south of Watou on the Watou - Abeele Road.

  • 20th Oct 1916 20th DLI entrain

  • R Class Super Zeppelin   Zeppelin LZ80 (L35)

    • Production Ref: LZ80
    • Class type : R
    • Tactical ref: L35
    • Usage: Military
    • First Flight: 20th October 1916


    Carried out 13 reconnaissance missions around the North and Baltic Seas also three attacks on England, dropping a total of 4,284 kilograms (9,445 lb) of bombs. It was decommissioned in September 1918.

  • 20th October 1916 Further move to St Leger

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

  • 20th October 1916 Attack scheme

  • 20th Oct 1916 Supplies Sought

  • 20th Oct 1916 Frosty Weather

  • 20th Oct 1916 Change of Position

  • 20th Oct 1916 Fatigues

  • 20th Oct 1916 On the March

  • 20th Oct 1916 On the Move

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte William Robert Birkett. Northumberland Fusiliers 19th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Errington. Border Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • WO1 (Cdr.) Horace Henry Glasock. VC. South African Services Corps Transports and Remounts Read their Story.
  • Fireman John Laing. SS Cabotia Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Rousell. Somerset Light Infantry 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Augustus Simon Ward. East Yorkshire 1st Btn Read their Story.

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