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21st 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

21st April 1916

On this day:

  • 2nd Royal Fusiliers at Auchonvillers   The 2nd Royal Fusilers arrived at Auchonvillers and were engaged in trench work at Beaumont Hamel.

  • Enemy Artillery Very Active   6th County of London Brigade RFA at Carency. The enemy artillery were very active today. 16th London Battery and R 8th London Battery were heavily shelled with 5.9 inch guns. One man in R Battery was killed otherwise no damage was done, though the shells dropped all around the batteries. At about 1450 5.9 and 4.2 inch guns were fired on these two positions.

    War Diaries

  • 21st April 1916 Good Friday

  • 21st Apr 1916 Seeing the Sights

  • 21st Apr 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 21st Apr 1916 Reliefs

  • 21st Apr 1916 Church Parade

  • 21st Apr 1916 Outpost

  • 21st of April 1916 Adjutant Returns

  • 21st April 1916 Good Friday

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  • Pte. Patrick Kidney. Leinster Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Edward Thompson. Yorks and Lancaster Regiment 13th (1st Barnsley) Battalion Read their Story.

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