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



27th July 1916

On this day:


  • 236th London Brigade Relocate   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery move to Sains les Pernes. Batteries at disposal of Battery Commanders.

    War Diaries


  • 1st KRRC and 23rd Royal Fusiliers advance   At 7.10am after a one hour barrage on Delville Wood the 1st KRRC and 23rd Royal Fusiliers of 99 Brigade and 2nd Division began their advance from the south. By 9am they had occupied a line 50 yards from the northern edge of the wood

  • 27th July 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 27th July 1916 Mounted work and Divisional Conference

  • 27th July 1916 Further action

  • 27th Jul 1916 A Visit to Amiens

  • 27th Jul 1916 Enemy Aircraft

  •    FOSSE.

    0800. 18 DLI vacated billets and proceeded to front line relieving 14 Btn Yorks & Lancs Regt.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  •    TRENCHES.

    2130 Bombardment by German artillery beginning 9.30 pm followed by raids made by Germans.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 27th Jul 1916 Medals Awarded

  • 27th Jul 1916 Relieved

  • 27th Jul 1916 Artillery Active

  • 27th Jul 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 27th Jul 1916 On the March

  • 27th Jul 1916 Reliefs

  • 27th of July 1916 Some Relief

  • 19th Sep 1916 Reliefs Completed





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • L/Cpl. Percival Allen Allso. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 16th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Alexander Craig. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. C coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Hector Croft. 3rd Infantry Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Smith Curry. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Fairless. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Matthew Fullerton. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Albert Gill. King's Royal Rifle Corps 1st Btn Read their Story.
  • Sgt. John Alexander Gorrie. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. C Coy. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. George Edward Gray. Middlesex Regiment 13th Btn
  • Pte. John Charles Gunn. Northumberland Fusiliers 10th Battalion
  • Drv. Edward Gutherless. Royal Field Artillery 38th Div. Ammunition Col.
  • L/Cpl Albert House. Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st Battalion
  • Pte. Charles James Meredith. Gloucestershire Regiment 8th (Service) Batallion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Oscar Frank Moritz. Machine Gun Corps 99th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Neen. Border Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Herbert William Swallow. King's Royal Rifle Corps 1st Btn.
  • Pte. Robert Telfer. Durham Light Infantry 20th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Wilson. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 1st Battalion Read their Story.

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