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30th April 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



30th April 1916

On this day:


  • 30th Apr 1915 Gas

  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers move to Aveluy   The 16th Northumberland Fusiliers are relieved from the front line. Over night the Battalion moves to Aveluy. C & D coys are accomodated in dug-outs at Crucifix Corner, about one mile from Aveluy.

  • Large Mine Exploded   6th County of London Brigade RFA at Carency report 2/Lt Eddis 15th London Battery, 2/Lt Gordon Tombe and Lt Corsan 6th London Brigade Ammunition Column, proceeded to the 47th Division Artillery Course at Malincourt. During the day our trench mortars were active and did some good shooting. There was intermittent shelling of Zouave Valley near Centre Battery. At 1900 the enemy exploded a large mine in front of the Centre Company of the Centre Battalion. Heavy firing took place but the enemy did not attack. All was quiet again by 2100. 2nd Lt Green 3/6 London Brigade RFA reported from England and was attached to the 17th London Battery.

  • 30th April 1916 Church Service and inspections

  • 30th Apr 1916 Enemy Attack

  • 30th Apr 1916 Gas

  • 30th Apr 1916 Heavy Fire

  • 30th Apr 1916 Line Held

  • 30th Apr 1916 Hijinks on the Canal

  • 30th Apr 1916 Marching out

  • 30th Apr 1916 In Billets





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. Henry Peter Brennan. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Day. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick Jethro Joseph Emptage. Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Molloy. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Anthony O'Neil. South Wales Borderers 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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