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29th 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

29th August 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberlands relieve 2nd Inniskillings at Cambrin   The 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers relieve the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, in the left sub-sector of the Cambrin sector, resuming the routine of holding the line, rest and working parties for the next couple of weeks.

  • Continuous Barrage    236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report a continuous barrage kept up all day on the trenches in front of Martinpuich. At midnight our infantry dug round the Intermediate Line.

    War Diaries

  • 29th August 1916 Move to new billets

  • 29th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 29th August 1916 Ongoing training


    01.30. Bombardment by our guns on our right on the craters lasting till about 2.5am Weak German reply ending with a few rounds on our right sector badly aimed and falling between GEORGE St and right O.B.L Showery morning. 3pm Mutual bombardment on GIVENCHY sector. Heavy rains & thunderstorm in late afternoon & evening.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 29th Aug 1916 Practice Attack Delayed

  • 29th Aug 1916 Bravery Recognised

  • 29th Aug 1916 Reinforcements

  • 29th of August 1916 Gas Attack Plan

  • 29th of August 1916 Quietish Period

  • 29th Aug 1916 Instruction

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Frederick A. Caulfield. Machine Gun Corps 75th Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest George Furnaess. South Lancashire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Martin Hoath. Manchester Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Malloch. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1st Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Isaac Martin Steele. Durham Light Infantry 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Henry Ward. Durham Light Infantry 10th Btn. Read their Story.

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