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26th 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



26th September 1916

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberlands take over support line   The 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers leave Beuvry to occupy the support line in the Cuinchy sector, taking over from 2nd btn Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Where they manned keeps and provided working parties for the Royal Engineers.

  • Uneventful Day   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Mametz Wood. More or less uneventful day on our front. The Canadian Corps on our left captured Thiepval and 1500 prisoners. Batteries assisted by an intense bombardment at 1235 for a few minutes on the hostile trenches. At about 1900 D236 Battery was again shelled. 2/Lt Stephenson being wounded with one man killed and five others wounded. Major Pollard was slightly wounded in the hand but remained at duty. At 2330 1st Division assaulted hostile trench in M29 but failed chiefly owing to losing their way.

  • 26th September 1916 Squadron Move

  • 26th Sep 1916 Water Cleared

  • 26th Sep 1916 Combles Captured

  • 26th Sep 1916 Prisoners Taken

  • Reliefs   18th DLI are at Windy Corner in the Givenchy Sector and report in their war diary: "Quiet fine morning. Some artillery activity to the South in morning beginning about 8.0am. 18 West Yorks relieved 18 DLI in afternoon completing 16.55. No casualties. 18 DLI less A Coy. which remained in village line returned to Brigade Reserve Billets in Gorre."

  • 26th Sep 1916 In Support

  • 26th Sep 1916 Attack Made

  • 26th Sep 1916 Under Fire

  • 26th Sep 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 26th Sep 1916 Gas Alert

  • 26th Sep 1916 Trench Raid

  • 26th Sep 1916 On the Move

  • 26th of September 1916 An Officer Added to Strength





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Martin Allen. Household Cavalry South Irish Horse Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Herbert Backley. Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Battalion, "Y" Coy. Read their Story.
  • A/Cpl Thomas William Charlton. Border Regiment 6th Batallion
  • William Crane. The London Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas William Hewish. Royal Fusiliers 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Lewis John Horsfield. Lancashire Fusiliers 9th Btn
  • Pte. Vincent Machin Jackson. East Yorkshire Regiment 6th Btn.
  • Pte. James Kelly. East Yorkshire Regiment 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Liley. Sherwood Foresters Notts and Derby Reg. 9th Btn.
  • Pte Frank Moore. Grenadier Guards 1st Bn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Richardson. Sherwood Foresters 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2/Lt. Douglas Forbes Robertson. Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Edward Rowan. Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Thomas Stickley. Royal Fusiliers 11th Btn. "B" Coy.
  • Pte. William James Whatley. Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Henry Wilkinson. Middlesex Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.

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