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

22nd October 1916

On this day:

  • 22nd Oct 1916 20th DLI at Renningshelst

  • Relocations   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Zillebeeke Bund. Remaining sections moved up into action. 236 Brigade is detached from 47th Division and forms part of a composite Artillery Group covering the 23rd Division. Lt Col. A C Lowe DSO is in command of RA 23rd Division or rather the composite Group representing same. Lt G Lyon Smith also at RA 23rd Division. Major A C Gordon DSO is in command of the Right Brigade consisting of 236 Brigade and B238 Battery RFA with HQ. at Zillebeke Bund. RA HQ is at Reningherst and 47th Division RA HQ at Hoograaf.

    War Diaries

  • SS Cluden lost   SS Cluden, a 3,166grt, defensively-armed merchant ship was sunk on 22 October 1916, 11 miles W from Cape Tenez, Algeria. teh ship was torpedoed without warning and sunk with 4 lives lost. She was sailing from Karachi to Cardiff with a cargo of wheat and sunk by U-39 captained by Walter Forstmann.

  • 22nd October 1916 Allotment of horses to Squadrons

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

  • 22nd October 1916 Church Parade

  • 22nd Oct 1916 Deaths and Destruction

  • 22nd Oct 1916 Artillery In Action


    Fine quiet day. Fair amount of artillery activity. Enemy shelled heavy battery near Battalion HQ during the night. A & B Co. moved from bivouac into billets in SAILLY.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 22nd Oct 1916 Training

  • 22nd Oct 1916 Looking Forward to Visit

  • 22nd Oct 1916 Air Raid

  • 22nd Oct 1916 On the March

  • 22nd Oct 1916 On the Move

  • 22nd Oct 1916 In the Front Line

  • 22nd Oct 1916 Inspection

  • 22nd of October 1916 Out to Red Lodge

  • 22nd Oct 1916 Working Parties

  • 22nd Oct 1916 Trench Work

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Frederick Ernest Clutterham. Norfolk Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Wainer Kirton. Essex Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 1st Engr. Daniel McLoughlin. SS Cluden Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Pearson. Worcestershire Regiment 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Tipping. MM. Cameronian Scottish Rifles 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Tipping. MM Cameronian Scottish Rifles 9th Btn. Read their Story.

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