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23rd August 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 August 1916

On this day:

  • Casualties   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Bottom Wood. 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.

    War Diaries

  • 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

    John Doran

  • 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


    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

  • 23rd Aug 1916 Inspection

  • 23rd August 1916 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George Bilton. Durham Light Infantry 18th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Jabez Butterfield. East Lancashire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter James Cowie. Gordon Highlanders 1st Bat. B Co. Read their Story.
  • Spr. William Mitchell Graham. Royal Engineers 106th Coy. Read their Story.
  • Drvr. William Hodgson. Army Service Corps Base Mechanical Transport Depot Read their Story.
  • Abe.Sea. Michael Moylan. HMS Centurion Read their Story.
  • Able Sea. Michael Moylan. HMS Centurion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward James Reynolds. 3rd Btn. Read their Story.

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