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

28th January 1916

On this day:

  • Enemy Bombard Trenches   6th County of London Brigade RFA report the enemy violently bombarded our trenches between Loos Crassier and Lens-Bethune Road but not to the extent they did yesterday. Fosse 7 and Maroc was heavily bombarded with all calibres of shell particularly 5.9 gas shells. The 17th London Battery reported that very little work was done on the new German front lines probably owing to our guns firing during the night before. Our guns fired on their right lines during the night at intervals.

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  • Manchester Bantams proceed to France   23rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment, land at Boulogne

  • Ongoing Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    28th to 29th January - Annequin

    At 1000 the Germans started a heavy bombardment of our trenches with 4.2 and 5.9 inch shell. To start with the trenches in D2 sector were shelled and we retaliated. Later we turned onto Potsdam Trench further south and then on that front things became quiet. In the meantime, the Division on our left were being heavily shelled. The division asked us (3rd Bty RHA) for help which we did. At 1600 the firing decreased and soon stopped altogether. During the night we fired at intervals.The result of the whole bombardment was that our support trenches were badly knocked about by the Germans and the German trenches were fairly knocked about by our guns which started to reply at 1500.

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  • 28th Jan 1916 

  • 28th Jan 1916 A Sad Day at Rest Camp

  • 28th Jan 1916 Training

  • 28th Jan 1916 Emergeny Scheme

  • 28th Jan 1916 Working Parties

  • 28th Jan 1916 Splendid Service

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  • 28th Jul 1916 Lecture

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Able Sea. John Francis Collett. HMS Astraea Read their Story.
  • Rflm William Hampshire. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 16th Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. William Hampshire. King's Royal Rifle Corps. 16th Btn.
  • CQSM. James John Sheridan. Lincolnshire Regiment Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Harry Simpson. King's Royal Rifle Corps 16th Btn. Read their Story.

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    Manchester Pals Off to France
    Manchester Pals Off to France

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