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23rd August 1916On this day:
- Casualties 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at
Quiet day. Very little firing by batteries. A236 Battery had nine casualties, one very bad and the remainder very slight. C236 Battery had one man wounded.
- 23rd Aug 1916 20th DLI head for the Somme
- Q Class Zeppelin Zeppelin LZ73 (LZ103)
- Production Ref: LZ73
- Class type : Q
- Tactical ref: LZ103
- Usage: Military
- First Flight: 23rd August 1916
Made one successful attack on Calais dropping 1,530 kilograms (3,370 lb) of bombs with several other attacks being cancelled or aborted due to poor weather. Decommissioned in August 1917
- 23rd August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary
- 23rd August 1916 Training and competitions
- 23rd August 1916 Move to training area
- 23rd Aug 1916 Working Parties
- TRENCHES FESTUBERT SECTOR
01.00. One casualty while out wiring from hostile M.G.
21.30. Our guns barraged on our left preparing for raid by 92 Inf Bde. Usual hostile reply. One blind shell 50x from LE PLANTIN redoubt, the only shell on our Co. sector. No casualties.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 23rd Aug 1916 Preparations
- 23rd Aug 1916 Enemy Active
- 23rd Aug 1916 Bathing
- 23rd Aug 1916 Aircraft Active
- 23rd of August 1916 Working Parties
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