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28th 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

28th August 1916

On this day:

  • Continuous Firing   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery fired continuously throughout the twenty four hours. Hostile artillery was moderately inactive compared to the previous day. Capt Egerton Warburton came to be attached to B236 Battery; 2/Lt Pearson and 2/Lt Tabor from the 47th Divisional Ammunition Column were yesterday attached to the battery for instruction, while Lt C H De Wael was attached to C236 Battery from 47th Divisional Ammunition Column. Fairly quiet day.

    War Diaries

  • 28th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 28th August 1916 Routine drills



    21.00. C Co. relieved B Co. Right F.L A Co. relieved D Co. Left Front Line. No casualties

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 28th Aug 1916 Medal Ribbons

  • 28th Aug 1916 Parades

  • 28th Aug 1916 In Bivouacs

  • 28th Aug 1916 Heavy Shelling

  • 28th of August 1916 Wet and Windy

  • 28th Aug 1916 Instruction

  • 28th Aug 1916 Reliefs

  • 28th August 1916 

  • 28th Sep 1916 Transfer

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Arthur John Abbott. Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte William John Key Bell. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 2nd batt Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Hughes. Canterbury Infantry Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alexander Mackenzie. Argyll & Southern Highlanders 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. David Ross Ryrie. Gordon Highlanders 9th Btn.
  • Act.Bmbdr. Albert Smith. Royal Field Artillery 10th Brigade, 63rd Bty. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Richard Thomson. Royal Irish Rrifles 10th Batt Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Timlin. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Isaac "Ike" Tranter. Gloucestershire Regiment 1/5th Battalion Read their Story.

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