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29th August 1916On 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.
- 29th August 1916 Move to new billets
- 29th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary
- 29th August 1916 Ongoing training
- TRENCHES FESTUBERT SECTOR
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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