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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day

24th May 1916

On this day:

  • Artillery Very Active   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Carency: Our artillery was very active throughout the day carrying out a slow bombardment of the enemy front and support lines. Enemy artillery replied with 5.9 inch rounds about battery positions. There was no infantry attack at all. The C236 Battery received a direct hit on the Sergeants Dug out, killing three Sergeants and wounding 2/Lt Green and one other Sergeant. Details of the three sergeants killed are unrecorded.

    War Diaries

  • 527 Field Company RE - Arras sector Field Works.   Arras 24th May 1916.

    527th (2nd Durham) Field Company, Royal Engineers. 5th Division.

    Activity: One NCO admitted to hospital.

    • Field work in progress.
    • No.1 Section.
    • Trench 102 Erecting trench shelter.
    • No.2 Section.
    • Bogey Avenue A28d.7.5 Enlarging existing mined shelter.
    • No.3 Section.
    • Thursday Avenue G10a.4.6 Mining bomb proof grenade store.
    • No.4 Section
    • New Street G6c 4.9 Extending existing mined shelter
    • St. Catherine G14b.4.4 Erecting tubular steel shelter.
    • Observatory Redoubt G56.1.1 Repairing damaged shelter.
    • Work party: Royal Army Medical Corps.
    • Sunday Avenue G56.3.8 Mining regimental aid post
    • Friday Avenue A28d.5.7 Mining regimental aid post
    • Work party: Cyclist Detachment.
    • Thursday Avenue G4b Cleaning communication trench and improving support line trenches

    War Diaries

  • 24th May 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 24th May 1916 Empire Day

  • 24th May 1916 Divisional Reserve

  • 24th May 1916 On the March

  • 24th May 1916 On the Move

  • 24th May 1916 Into Position

  • 24th May 1916 On the Move

  • On the March   At 1pm 18th DLI marched out of Colincamps and entered hutments in Warnimont Wood, Bus Les Artois.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 24th May 1916 Medical Inspections

  • 24th May 1916 Resting

  • 24th May 1916 Training

  • 24th of May 1916 A Quiet Time

  • 24th May 1916 

  • 24th of May 1916 Wounded While Working

  • 24th May 1916 Trench visit

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Lewis George Bates. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Charles Bladon. Devonshire Regiment 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Noble Steel. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Battalion Read their Story.

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