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

22nd May 1916

On this day:

  • Enemy Barrage   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Carency report Lt Van den Bergh C236 Battery liaison officer to the Left Battalion of the Right Brigade was reported as missing. Activity not great on front support line trenches till 2350 when the enemy sent up green flares and their artillery laid a heavy barrage on Zouave Valley. Ablain, Carency and Lorette heights were heavily shelled with 4.9 and 8 inch guns during the whole of the day. Our artillery kept up a steady fire on enemy front and support line trenches. The 34th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, 2nd Division is attached to Right Group.

    War Diaries

  • 2nd Btn Royal Irish Regiment join 7th Division   2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment transfer from 11th Brigade, 4th Division to 22nd Brigade, 7th Division.

  • 22nd May 1916 527 Field Company RE - Arras sector Field Works.

  • 22nd May 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 22nd May 1916 Relocation and recreation

  •    The Brigade moved back to Bresle and became the Divisional reserve, supplying working parties for the front line. Meanwhile two groups of men chosen for the raiding parties started practicing. Left raiding party dug a practice trench, while Right raiding party found an old trench to use. The objectives of the raiders were, Right raiding party, The German Salient in x.20.a. Left raiding party, The Triangle in the German trenches points x.14.c01,x.13.b.9.0., x20.a.1/2.2. The Right raiding party was found by the 24th Battalion and the Left raiding party by the 26th Battalion. Meanwhile the Officers and NCOs of both 24th and 26th visited the front line several times to reconnoiter the objective where exact points of departure from the British Line, and point of entry in the German Line were fixed. Right party would enter at x.20.a.4.5.Left party at x.19.b.9.9.


  • 22nd May 1916 Under Fire

  • 22nd May 1916 Reinforcements for 7th Northumberlands

  • 22nd May 1916 On the March

  • 22nd May 1916 Practice Shoots

  • 22nd May 1916 Training

  • 22nd May 1916 On the March

  • 22nd May 1916 On the March

  • 22nd May 1916 

  • 22nd of May 1916 Relieved

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Chief Mate. George Edward Adams. SS Rhenass Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hugh Blaikie. Royal Irish Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William H. Burrell. Royal Sussex Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest William Dennison. Army Service Corps. 619th M. T. Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest William Dennison. Army Service Corps 619th M.T. Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Richard Fountain. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st/6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas King. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 17th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Theodore James Henry Ringguth. London Regiment

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