The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
29th June 1916On this day:
- On 29th & 30th June 1916 the 8th East Yorks were training at Saint Martin Au Laert with the 8th Bde. Machine Gun Company.
- Great attack postponed The date fixed for great attack is postponed for forty-eight hours. Battalions ordered to "stand fast".
records of the 16th (service) battalion northumberland fusiliers captain ch cooke mc, newcastle upon tyne 1923
- High Winds 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at
A very high wind made wire cutting very difficult especially by the Bois en Hach which, owing to the nature of the ground and undergrowth, is very difficult to see. C236 and B236 Batteries put forward a gun for wire cutting. Lt Yenken C236 Battery arrived from England, but went at once to the Field Ambulance Unit again.
At 2130 2nd Division opened a short but very intense bombardment of Vimy Ridge and the enemy replied with a short barrage.
- 29th June 1916 Waiting for Orders before Somme Offensive
- 29th Jun 1916 6th Northumberlands Relieved by 7th Btn.
- 29th Jun 1916 Bombardment and Trench Raids
- 29th Jun 1916 Cutting a Channel
- 29th Jun 1916 Ready to Attack
- 29th Jun 1916 Trench Mortars
- 29th Jun 1916 Bombardment
- 29th Jun 1916 Preparations for Attack
- 29th Jun 1916 Preparations
- 29th Jun 1916 Shelling
- 29th of June 1916 A Postponed Date
- 29th June 1916
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Remembering those who died this day. Pte. Leslie Crompton Blackman. 5th Battalion D Coy. Read their Story. Pte. James Crook. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Btn. Read their Story. Pte. C H Durman. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Btn. Pte. A. E Griggs. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Btn. Pte. F. Harding. King's Royal Rifle Corps 1st Btn. Read their Story. Cpl W H King. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Btn. Pte. Joseph Lewis. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Battalion Read their Story. Pte. Henry Mills. Royal Irish Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story. Pte. H J Painter. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Btn. Rfmn. Frederick William Parfitt. Rifle Brigade 12th Btn. Read their Story. L/Cpl. G Smith. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Btn. Rflmn. Thomas Nelson Smith. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 9th Battalion Spr. Herbert William Todd. Royal Engineers 1st/3rd Durham Field Company Read their Story. Cpl. William Eric Woodward. Durham Light Infantry 52nd Btn. Read their Story.
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