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22nd September 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

22nd September 1916

On this day:

  • No Resistance Met   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Mametz Wood. At 1030 Howitzer battery commenced firing 50 rounds an hour on Flers Line M.29.b.12 to M.23.c.70. (ceased firing at 1945). At 1300 transport was seen on Bapaume le Sarg road MEc and MHb heavy Batteries informed. Our Infantry (1st Division) the Welsh Regiment occupied Prue and Starfish trenches. Patrols sent out in front as far as 700 yards without meeting any resistance.

    War Diaries

  • R Class Super Zeppelin   Zeppelin LZ78 (L34)

    • Production Ref: LZ78
    • Class type : R
    • Tactical ref: L34
    • Usage: Military
    • First Flight: 22nd September 1916


    Carried out three reconnaissance missions and two attacks on England dropping a total of 3,890 kg (8,580 lb) of bombs. It took part in the Zeppelin raid which also involved the L31, L32 and L33 on the night of the 23rd September 1916 and was the only Zeppelin that survived the raid. On a later mission it was intercepted and destroyed by British fighter pilot 2nd Lt Ian Pyott in BE2c no. 2738 off Hartlepool on the 27th November 1916.

    John Doran

  • 22nd September 1916 Scheme aircraft and cavalry signalling

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


    Bright & quiet in morning & throughout the day.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 22nd Sep 1916 In Trenches

  • 22nd Sep 1916 Direct to Hospital

  • 22nd Sep 1916 Attack Made

  • 22nd Sep 1916 On the March

  • 22nd Sep 1916 On the Move

  • 22nd Sep 1916 Quiet

  • 22nd of September 1916 A Programme of Bombardment

  • 22nd of September 1916 Another Relief

  • 22nd Sep 1916 On the March

  • 22nd Sep 1916 Under Fire

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rflmn. Walter Arthur Brill. London Regiment 12th (The Rangers) Btn.
  • Rflmn. E. A. Card. King's Royal Rifle Corps 20th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. D. W. Lane. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade, D Bty Read their Story.
  • Pte. Leonard Martin. Sherwood Foresters 9th Service Btn.
  • Dvr. Ernest Riley. Royal Field Artillery 66th Small Arms Ammunition Column Read their Story.
  • Drvr. Ernest Riley. Royal Field Artillery 66th Small Arms Ammunition Column Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Smith. Northumberland Fusiliers 13th Btn.
  • Pte. Thomas Smith. Northumberland Fusiliers 13th Battalion

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