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29th March 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 March 1916

On this day:

  • Horses Inspected   6th County of London Brigade RFA at Carency. The ADVS inspected the horses of the Brigade at 1015. Intermittent shelling of Souchez Valley and Carency with Light High Velocity 77mm field guns. In the afternoon at 1700 Notre Dame de Lorette was shelled with 5.9 and 4.2 guns, otherwise the day was quiet. 2/Lt Davis, 16th London Battery proceeded on 7 days leave of absence to England. (ADVS = Assistant Director of Veterinary Services)

    War Diaries

  • 29th Mar 1916 7th Northumberlands Relieved

  • 29th Mar 1916 On the March

  • 29th Mar 1916 Artillery Lecture

  • Into the Line   At 6.15pm 18th DLI proceeded to front line trenches to relieve 9th Royal Irish Rifles.

    The National Archives 18th DLI War Diary WO95/2361/1

  • 29th Mar 1916 Fatigues

  • 29th of March 1916 At Rest and On Relief

  • 29th March 1916 Smoke helmet training

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  • Pte. Arthur Armstrong. Durham Light Infantry 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Peter Dolan. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. P. Riley. King's Liverpool Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.

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