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26th August 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

26th August 1916

On this day:

  • Hostile Artillery Active   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Bottom Wood Hostile artillery displayed greater activity today against our rearward positions, barraging valleys with heavy shells for short periods with no small intensity. The valley south of Mametz Wood, west of Bottom Wood and Shelter Wood were also heavily shelled. Otherwise the day was fairly uneventful, except that the Division on our right (1st Division) took another 200 yards of the Intermediate Line. Hostile aeroplanes to the number of five carried out a small reconnaissance over Death Valley and its environs at about 1700. The Batteries of 236th Brigade carried on a continuous bombardment on German front line.

    War Diaries

  • 26th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 26th August 1916 Inspections


    21.00. 18th Battn. Less C Co. which remained in O.B.L right relieved 15 WEST YORKS 26.8.16. B Co. front line Right, D Co. front line Left. A Co. O.B.L Left. 16 WEST YORKS Battn on our Left. 2nd YORKS Battn on our Right. No casualties. Later in night 2 casualties.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 26th Aug 1916 Musketry

  • 26th Aug 1916 Working Parties

  • 26th Aug 1916 Reliefs

  • 26th Aug 1916 Training

  • 26th of August 1916 Battery movement

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Jack McIntyre Clogan. Australian Infantry 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. James Davis. Royal Army Medical Corps 62nd Field Ambulance
  • Rflmn. Frank Fleetwood. London Regiment 8th (Post Office Rifles) Btn.
  • L/Cpl. Charles Frederick Fleming. Middlesex Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Cornelius John Hartshorn. Machine Gun Corps 59th
  • CSM Walter John Hayward. MM Rifle Brigade 8th Btn.
  • Pte. James Higgins. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1/9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. John Murphy. Royal Fusiliers 12th Btn.
  • Rflmn. Silvester Petty. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfmn. George Wilkinson. Rifle Brigade 3rd Btn Read their Story.

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