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

20th September 1916

On this day:

  • Batteries Fire   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Mametz Wood. Batteries fired on Flers during the day and on fleeing targets. 1st Division Infantry relieved 47th Division Infantry during the night. The weather gradually improving and 7.0.0 continues reconnoitering the front trenches. Howitzers battery fired all night into Eaucourt L’Abbaye. (See note and comment on 7.0.0. from 15th Sep.)

    War Diaries

  • Ongoing support action   

    Trench Positions - 23rd Sep 1916

    6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    20th to 26th September 1916 - Battalion in reserve at Donnets Post. Employed on fatigues in connection with coming operations.

    25th September - 1 OR killed in Avelyn carrying ammunition.

    26th September - 1235 - Attack in Thiepval by the 18th and 11th Divisions. Battalion in Brigade reserve moves up at 1235 to old support line Ration Trench. Point 80, Point 39. 1620 - Battalion moves to old firing lines Brimstone and Border Trenches to Constance Trench at 2200.

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

  • 20th September 1916 Routine, still raining.

  • 20th Sep 1916 Promise not Kept

  • 20th Sep 1916 Up from Support

  • 20th Sep 1916 Training

  • 20th Sep 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 20th Sep 1916 In Action

  • 20th Sep 1916 Buried

  • 20th Sep 1916 Preparing for Attack

  • 20th Sep 1916 Training

  • 20th Sep 1916 Fatigues

  • 20th Sep 1916 Inspection

  • 20th of September 1916 Trench Mortars Active

  • 20th Sep 1916 On the March

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Thomas Fenwick. Durham Light Infantry 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Jenkins. Middlesex Regiment 20th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William James Mail. Somerset Light Infantry 6th Btn.
  • Pte. John Oldfield. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Pilkington. The Loyal North Lancashire 1st/5th Bn

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