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30th August 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 August 1916

On this day:

  • Heavy Rain   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report heavy rains interfered with work. Our batteries barraged as before. One hundred and thirty six prisoners were obtained from the Intermediate Line. Four officers, two NCOs and one hundred and thirty prisoners. They passed down Welch Alley between the hours of 1500 and 1800. The whole of Intermediate Trench is now occupied. Capt R A Corsan A236 Battery rejoined his unit after a stay in hospital.

    War Diaries

  • 30th August 1916 

  • 30th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 30th August 1916 Move to other field due to flooding

  • 30th Aug 1916 Wet and Miserable

  • 30th Aug 1916 Bitter Bereavement


    Cold, windy, showery. No action of any description. 11 EAST YORKS relieved 16 WEST YORKS on left flank of 18 DLI.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 30th Aug 1916 Practice Attack

  • 30th Aug 1916 Working Parties

  • 30th Aug 1916 Bravery Recognised

  • 30th Aug 1916 Reliefs

  • 30th Aug 1916 Storm

  • 30th Aug 1916 Reliefs

  • 30th Aug 1916 Heavy Rain

  • 30th August 1916 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Foreman H. Cope. attd. Depot, Army Ordnance Department Read their Story.
  • Pte. Benjamin Hollst. London Regiment 2/23rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. George Neale. MM & Bar Northumberland Fusiliers 22nd Btn. (Trench Mortars) Read their Story.
  • Pte. A. Provencal. 163rd Btn. Read their Story.

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