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23rd May 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 May 1916

On this day:

  • 23rd May 1915 Huge Holes

  • Intermittent shelling    236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Carency: Intermittent shelling during the day of the Batteries in Carency, Ablain and Lorette. At 1900 our artillery opened a slow bombardment of the enemy new front line which gradually increased until about 2025, when they lifted onto the old German front line. The enemy replied by barraging Zouave Valley. Artillery was very active all night and only stopped at about 0330 24th May 1916.

    War Diaries

  • 23rd May 1916 527 Field Company RE - Arras sector Field Works.

  • 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary   

    Hill 60 Sounds enemy mining reported in sap 10 and 2 listening post.

    War Diary Transcript

  • 23rd May 1916 Training and recreation

  • 23rd May 1916 On the March

  • 23rd May 1916 On the Move

  • 23rd May 1916 On the Move

  • 23rd May 1916 In the Trenches

  • 23rd May 1916 Inspection

  • 23rd May 1916 On the March

  • 23rd May 1916 Training

  • 23rd of May 1916 Assistance Refused

  • 23rd May 1916 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Sgt. Charles Samuel Glasby. London Regiment 18th (London Irish Rifles) Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Francis Derwent Lockey. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sjt. Thomas Megennis. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Thomas Paterson Robertson. Gordon Highlanders 9th Btn

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