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



25th August 1916

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberlands relieved at Cambrin   The 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers were relieved in the left sub-sector of the Cambrin sector, by the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. The Northumberlands retired to the village line, B coy leaves the garrison in Arthurís Keep.

  • Barrage   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery carried out barrage as ordered by Divisional Artillery. Fairly quiet day. Hostile aircraft rather more active. One of our aeroplanes was forced to descend in X29 through engine trouble, but was packed up in crates and carted away about evening. Hostile activity was somewhat below average.

    War Diaries


  • 25th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 25th August 1916 Ongoing training and inspections

  • 25 Aug 1916 Across the Med

  •    TRENCHES FESTUBERT SECTOR

    Two officer reinforcements reported.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 25th Aug 1916 Signal Practice

  • 25th Aug 1916 Reliefs

  • 25th Aug 1916 All Quiet

  • 25th Aug 1916 In Bivouacs





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. A. Blouin. 163rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Cutts. Royal Leinster Regiment 2nd Battalion
  • Dvr. Benjamin DeFehr. Canadian Army Service Corps 1st Canadian Reserve Park Read their Story.
  • Pte. Peter Farrell. Leinster Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Grealey. Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Hughes. Canterbury Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. Charles E. Pearson. Rifle Brigade 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Arjan Singh. Royal Garrison Artillery Indian Army Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl John Tassie. Highland Light Infantry 18th Battalion
  • AC1. Herbert Percy Warminger. 70th Squadron Read their Story.
  • Pte. William White. Cheshire Regiment 10th Battalion Read their Story.

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