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

21st June 1916

On this day:

  • 21st Jun 1915 Recruiting Slows

  • 21st Jun 1915 On the Move

  • 21st May 1916 A Quiet Time

  • Trench Mortar Activity   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Aix Noulette report there was much trench mortar activity about 1200. The enemy trench mortars were also very active and scored two hits on our lines wounding 2/Lt Folingsby 237 Brigade, attached to Y236 Trench Mortar Battery, also wounding Lt Kimber 237 Brigade acting as Liason Officer to the Left Battalion. Our Battery did great damage the day before to wire at enemy's front line. Trench Mortars have had this strafe on retaliation. GOCís Division HQ sent a message to Trench Mortar officers commending their work. There was again a lot of aerial activity. Lt Kimber and 2nd Lieut Folingsby both died of wounds the same night. (Thomas Grueber Folingsby, aged 20, is buried at Aix-Noulette Cemetery Extension and Henry Cyril Dixon Kimber, aged 22, is buried Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension. Both of 7th London Brigade RFA now 237th London Brigade.)

    War Diaries

  • 21st June 1916 Pushing Ahead

  • 21st June 1916 On the Move

  • 21st June 1916 Brigade Conference and inspections

  • 21st Jun 1916 6th Northumberlands Relieved by 7th Btn.

  • 21st Jun 1916 In the Midst of Chaos

  • 21st Jun 1916 On Stand by

  • 21st Jun 1916 On the March

  • 21st Jun 1916 Working Parties

  • 21st Jun 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 21st Jun 1916 Brigade Excerise

  • 21st Jun 1916 Sacraments

  • 21st Jun 1916 Reliefs

  • 21st June 1916 

  • 21st Jun 1916 Reliefs

  • 21st June 1916 Working parties

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  • Pte. Robert John Hughes. Welsh Guards 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Able Sea. Robert Gray Mackie. Hawke Bn. Read their Story.

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