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



28th July 1916

On this day:


  • 11th Middlesex in action at Poziers   On this day, during the battle for Poziers, the 11th Middlesex were part of Maj-Gen Scott's 12th Division which relieved the 48th division. The 48th had been in the line for twelve days and its casualties amounted to almost 2,800 all ranks. The 11th Middlesex moved over open ground to secure the extension of Western Trench in order to keep in touch with the 23rd Victoria Battalion. The attack was repelled by grenades and rifle fire.

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

  • Medals for gunners of 125th Heavy Bty.   125th Heavy Bty RGA record in their War diary: Military Medal awarded for Unwin and Tyndall.

  • Zeppelin Raids on Britain   28/29th July 1916.

    On 2829 July the first raid including one of the new R-class Zeppelins, L 31, took place. These were 196.49 m (644 ft 8 in) long, with a capacity of 55,206 cu m (1,949,600 cu ft), powered by six engines and capable of operating at 13,000 ft (4,000 m), and could carry up to four tons of bombs.

    The 10-Zeppelin raid achieved very little; four turned back early and the rest wandered over a fog-shrouded landscape before giving up.

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

  • 28th July 1916 Mounted work

  • 28th Jul 1916 Gun Blazing

  • 28th Jul 1916 Attack Expected

  • 28th Jul 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 28th Jul 1916 Men Withdrawn

  • 28th Jul 1916 In the Trenches

  • 28th Jun 1916 Reorganisation





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Thomas Cooke. VC 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Matthew Maughan Cumming. Durham Light Infantry 18th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Matthew Maughan Cummings. Durham Light Infantry 18th (Durham Pals) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Matthew Cummings. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Irving Russell Flett. 23rd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Thomas Oran Herring. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn.
  • Pte. David Nicol. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Rutter. Cheshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.

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