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26th July 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 July 1916

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberlands on the march   16th Northumberlands reach La Beuvriere and the battalion provides details for Corps HQ guard at La Buissiere.

  • Relocations   At Hersin and Sains-les-Pernes, 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery less Battery Commanders, one subaltern & one layer per battery to hand over to 316th Brigade RFA., Marched to Sains les Pernes via Barlin-Alldain-Devieu-Camblain-Chatelagn and Pernes. The Brigade was inspected by the Brigadier General R.A. at Barlin and arrived at Sains les Pernes by 1730.

  • 26th July 1916 5 Hour standby and mounted work

  • 26th July 1916 Heavy mortar fire

  • 26th Jul 1916 Brigade Dump Shelled

  • 26th Jul 1916 Machine Gun Practice

  • 26th Jul 1916 Men Wounded

  • 26th Jul 1916 Reliefs

  • 26th Jul 1916 Band plays

  • 26th Jul 1916 Training

  • 26th of July 1916 Quiet Days





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. Robert William Wyllie Adam. 11th Infantry Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Leonard Clarkson. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment 1st/6th Bn
  • Rflmn. Albert James East. King's Royal Rifle Corps. 20th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. T. Gosney. Dorsetshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Francis Kelly. Black Watch 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Frederick Moon. Cheshire Regiment 10th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Regan. Yorks and Lancs Regiment 13th Battalion Barnsley Pals Read their Story.

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