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23rd April 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



23rd April 1916

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers leave Pierregot   16th Battalion Northumberland Fusilers leave Pierregot for Senlis, via Rubempre, Herissart, Contay and Warloy.

  • Enemy Guns More Active   6th County of London Brigade RFA at Carency report a wagon parade was held at 1010 in the 16th Battery Wagon Line which the BGRA attended. The enemy guns were more active today bombarding our front line with Trench Mortars at 1000 and 1120. All our batteries retaliated. There were at least seven German observation balloons up today. The BGRA visited the 15th London Battery RFA while the battery was firing on Puist. The Carency-Souchez road was shelled from 1215 to 1300, with a burst of 12 shells. (Note: BGRA = Brigadier General Royal Artillery).

  • German deserter questioned   A German deserter was questioned by the 29th Division about numbers of men, machine guns & gas bombs. He said that there were gas bombs and canisters with the 4th Bavarians in the Hulluch and that he heard officers talking about an attack in this sector.

  • 23rd April 1916 Easter Sunday Church Services

  • 23rd Apr 1916 Outposts Cut Off

  • 23rd Apr 1916 In Reserve

  • 23rd Apr 1916 Courses

  • 23rd Apr 1916 Gas Alarm





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. John Behan. Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars 1/1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. John Joseph Behan. Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Drvr. A. W. Carter. Royal Field Artillery 173 Brigade, A Bty. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Joseph James Cook. 21st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Thomas Maurice Davies. MID Welsh Rgt. 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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