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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day

30th June 1916

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers move to battle position.   The 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers moves to its battle position, via Martinsart, Aveluy wood and Black Horse Bridge. To relieve the 2nd Inniskillings at 2.30 am.

    records of the 16th (service) battalion northumberland fusiliers captain ch cooke mc, newcastle upon tyne 1923

  • Wire Cutting Continues   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Aix Noulette report wire received from GHQ that 3rd & 4th Armies launched attacks at 0730 this morning in conjunction with the French and results so far are satisfactory. Batteries continue wire cutting and aeroplane activity is much greater than yesterday.

    War Diaries

  • 30th Jun 1916 70th Infrantry Brigade move up for attack

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-10

    Type U 9 Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 5) Ordered 15 Jul 1908 Launched 24 Jan 1911 Commissioned 31 Aug 1911
    1 Aug 1914 - 30 Jun 1916 Fritz Stuhr

    Career 6 patrols 1 Aug 1914 - 7 Jul 1915 I Flotilla 7 Jul 1915 - 30 Jun 1916 Baltic Flotilla

    Successes 7 ships sunk with a total of 1,651 tons.

    • 31 Mar 1915 U 10 Fritz Stuhr Nor 544 Norway
    • 1 Apr 1915 U 10 Fritz Stuhr Gloxinia 145 British
    • 1 Apr 1915 U 10 Fritz Stuhr Jason 176 British
    • 1 Apr 1915 U 10 Fritz Stuhr Nellie 109 British
    • 5 Apr 1915 U 10 Fritz Stuhr Acantha 322 British
    • 28 Apr 1915 U 10 Fritz Stuhr LILYDALE 129 British
    • 6 Nov 1915 U 10 Fritz Stuhr Birgit 226 Finland

    Fate 30 Jun 1916 - Probably mined in Gulf of Finland. 29 dead (all hands lost).

    There was another U 10 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 13 Aug 1935 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 9 Sep 1935.

    John Doran

  • 30th Jun 1916 Knockout Blow to be Delivered

  • 30th June 1916 Standby awaiting orders

  • 30th Jun 1916 Heat and Flies Hinder Operations

  • 30th Jun 1916 Warnings of Raids to be Given

  • 30th Jun 1916 Fined for Treating Wounded Soldier

  • 30th Jun 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 30th June 1916 

  • 30th Jun 1916 Troop Movements Continue

  • 30th Jun 1916 Massive Bombardment

  • 30th Jun 1916 Water Ration Increased

  • 30th Jun 1916 Last Preparations

  •    2215. 18th DLI (less D Coy) left Courcelles for operations for front line.

    1830. Remainder of Battalion left Courcelles to join 1st line transport Bus Les Artois.

    Appendix No 1 18th DLI Battle of Serre states:30th Jun 16. 2200 18th Battalion DLI in Brigade Reserve (less D. Co attached 16th West Yorks less reinforcements and details at Bus) 789 strong all ranks left Courcelles for assembly trenches.

    Not all Officers and men of a battalion would go into action in an attack, a small number always remained behind the lines to take care of equipment, horses and administration.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 30th Jun 1916 Wind

  • 30th Jun 1916 On the March

  • 30th Jun 1916 Into Assembly Trenches

  • 30th Jun 1916 In Defence

  • 30th Jun 1916 Last Preparations

  • 30th Jun 1916 In Action

  • 30th Jun 1916 Reliefs

  • 30th Jun 1916 On the March

  • 30th Jun 1916 Aircraft Active

  • 30th of June 1916 A Further Postponement

  • 30th June 1916 

  • 30th Jun 1916 Training

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Henry Archbutt. East Yorkshire Regiment 12th Btn.
  • Pte. Jos. M. Armstrong. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion
  • Pte. Reuben Giles Bashford. Royal Sussex Rgt. 13th Btn., 39th Div. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Charles Nesbitt Bond. Somerset Light Infantry 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Fireman & Trimmer. James Joseph Brennan. SS Moeris Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Careless. Gloucestershire Regiment 10th Battalion
  • Pte. Samuel Carrier. Gloucestershire Regiment 13th Battalion Read their Story.
  • CSM Nelson Victor Carter. VC Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Hague. Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. Walter Cecil Jenkins. Scots Fusiliers 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • George Nicholson. Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. John Nicholson. Northumberland Fusiliers 21st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Pannell. Royal Sussex Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Pepper. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Nicholas Quinn. Gloucestershire Regiment 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Richards. Royal Sussex Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.

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  • Items from the Home Front Archive

    9th Plattoon, C Company, 2nd Queen Victoria's Rifles, 9th London Crowborough May 1915
    9th Plattoon, C Company, 2nd Queen Victoria's Rifles, 9th London Crowborough May 1915

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