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24th June 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



24th June 1916

On this day:


  • Wire Shelled   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Aix Noulette (War Diary very faint) All batteries of this group shelled wire ---- to ---- zones. Y/47 Trench Mortar Battery (Lt Brown) fired 50 rounds wire registering and retaliation on enemy trench mortars. Much less aerial activity owing to bad weather. Lt Brown attached to Y047 Trench Mortar Battery. A gun of Y047 Trench Mortar Battery blew up killing the Bombardier in charge of the gun.

    War Diaries


  • 22nd Northumberlands on the march   22nd Northumberland Fusiliers march to Bresle.

  • Somme bombardment   U day: 42nd Siege Battery RGA under Major WN Burden OC Battery, had 4 x 9.2 Howitzers in action from the start of the Somme bombardment.

    extracts from memoirs


  • 24th June 1916 Brigade moves by stages to new Billets

  • 24th Jun 1916 1st Bty RFA in action

  • 24th Jun 1916 Midnight News

  • 24th Jun 1916 Normal Duty

  • 24th Jun 1916 Seething with Troops

  • 24th Jun 1916 Working Party Shelled

  • U Day   On the Somme the count down to the Big Push begins. Allied artillery bombard the enemy trenches and the infantry undertake final preparations.

  • 24th Jun 1916 Thunderstorm

  • 24th Jun 1916 Trench Mortars

  • 24th Jun 1916 Artillery In Action

  • 24th Jun 1916 Men Addressed

  • 24th Jun 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 24th Jun 1916 Training and Baths

  • 24th Jun 1916 Excerise

  • 24th Jun 1916 Shelling

  • 24th of June 1916 British Attack Begins

  • 24th June 1916 

  • 24th of June 1916 Heavy Casualties Sustained





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Charles Fred Boyden. South Staffordshire Regiment 6th Btn. C Coy.
  • Cpl. Robert Gray Emmerson. Durham Light Infantry 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. A. English. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 1st/8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Roulston. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Btn.

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