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25th September 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

25th September 1916

On this day:

  • Offensive Resumes   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Mametz Wood. At 1430 the Fourth Army resumed the offensive. The 1st Division attacked along the Flers Line and secured their objectives with very little trouble. They joined line with the New Zealanders in Goose Alley. The New Zealand Division on our right secured all its objectives; our troops securing Grid Trench in front of Guedecourt, Les Boeufs to the north of Morval. The French secured Fregicourt and Rancourt. Batteries kept up continuous fire all day on the barrages ordered by 47th Divisional Artillery. At night D236 Battery was shelled with lachrymatory (tear gas) and other shells suffering two casualties.

  • 25th September 1916 Move to billets Vielhesdin

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

  • 25th Sep 1915 8th Bedfords in reserve

  • 25th Sep 1916 Air Raid

  • 25th Sep 1916 In Divisional Reserve

  • 25th Sep 1916 Bombing

  • 25th Sep 1916 Training & Lecture

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 2nd Lt. Norman Owen Collen. East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Crundwell. Grenadier Guards 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Henderson. Black Watch 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Henry Leggott. Grenadier Guards 4th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Henry Longson. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 10th Btn.
  • Pte. Arthur William Odell. Bedfordshire Regiment 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Spencer. Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Richard Stockley. Grenadier Guards 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte George Watson. VBS Northumberland Fusiliers 10th btn

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