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21st August 1916On this day:
- 16th Northumberlands march on The 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers leave Bethune, marching via Beuvry and Annequin, for the left sub-sector of the Cambrin sector, where it relieves the 2nd btn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. A & D coys on right, B & C on the left.
- Gas Shells 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report during the night 20/21st B236 Battery was shelled with gas shell losing two men killed, two wounded and four gassed.
Five German aeroplanes came over at about 0920 and dropped six bombs on the Wagon Lines.
During the afternoon Major Pollard went up in a balloon but found the light too bad for clear observation.
- 21st August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary
- 21st August 1916 Training and reliefs
- 21st August 1916 Battalion relieved in trenches
- 21st Aug 1916 Dark Times
- 21st Aug 1916 Sickening Sight
- 21st Aug 1916 Graves Registration Unit
- 21st Aug 1916 Enemy Active
- 21st Aug 1916 In Reserve
- 21st Aug 1916 Reliefs Completed
- 21st of August 1916 Relieved by 12/RIR
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