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29th September 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 September 1916

On this day:

  • Infantry Assault   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Very quiet day until 1730 when the 141 Inf Brigade assaulted the hostile trenches in M.23.c and d and M.29.a and b (Fricourt?). They failed to capture their objective. Batteries fired an intense barrage on hostile trenches behind their objectives. D236 Battery moved in the early morning to site B.23.

    War Diaries

  • 29th September 1916 Relieved unit in trenches

  • 29th September 1916 Cavalry Corps Inspection of all horses

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

  •    GORRE

    22.00. 18 DLI moved from GORRE and relieved 18 WEST YORKS in front line with A, D, C, in Front Line Right to Left and B Co. in reserve at WINDY CORNER and POPPY REDOUBT.


    Relief completed 14.06, no casualties. 15 WEST YORKS on Right, 13 YORKS & LANCS on Left. Some mutual trench mortar activity in evening 6-7 pm. Quiet night.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 29th Sep 1916 Billets

  • 29th Sep 1916 Fight to the Finish

  • 29th Sep 1916 On the Move

  • 29th Sep 1916 In the Trenches

  • 29th Sep 1916 Attack Made

  • 29th of September 1916 Practising for a Raid

  • 29th Sep 1916 Field Day

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Victor George Apps. Border Rgt. 6th Btn.
  • Pte. Albert Edward Billings. 1/19th London (St Pancras)
  • Pte. Joseph Foster. Durham Light Infantry 8th Btn.
  • Pte. Isaac Jackson. Durham Light Infantry 8th Btn., A Coy. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Stephen James Jones. London Regiment 1/9th (Queen Victoria Rifles) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Luke Matthews. Royal Berkshire Rgt. 6th Btn.
  • Pte. Harry Collingwood Mitton. Durham Light Infantry 1/8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Moffett. Northumberland Fusiliers 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles John More. London Regiment 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. David Underwood. 4th Btn. Read their Story.

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