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



30th May 1916

On this day:


  • Relocations   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report from Barlin: 2/Lt Masson C236 Battery and 2/Lt Corsan D236 Battery proceeded on 7 day leave of absence to England.

  • 527 Field Company RE - Arras sector Field Works.   30th May 1916.

    527th (2nd Durham) Field Company, Royal Engineers. 5th Division.

    Activity: Two men discharged from hospital.

    • Field work in progress.
    • No.1 Section.
    • Forward Trench 105 Erecting trench shelters
    • No.3 Section.
    • Forward Trench 124 Erecting trench shelters
    • Thursday Avenue G10a.4.5 Mining bomb proof grenade store.
    • No.4 Section
    • New Street G6c 4.9 Extending existing dugout
    • St. Catherine G14b.4.4 Erecting tubular steel shelter.
    • Observatory Redoubt G56.1.1 Repairing damaged dugout.
    • Work party: Royal Army Medical Corps.
    • Sunday Avenue G56.3.8 Mining regimental aid post
    • Friday Avenue A28d.5.7 Mining regimental aid post
    • Work party: Cyclist Detachment.
    • K2 Sub Section Improving support line.


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

  • reinforcements    42nd Siege Battery RGA

    Captain(?) Burtenshaw arrived from England with two more 9.2 Howitzers and personnel from right half of the battery.

  • 30th May 1916 inspections and training

  • 30th May 1916 Drill

  • 30th May 1916 Recce

  • 30th May 1916 In Reserve

  • 30th May 1916 Reliefs

  • 30th May 1916 Fund Raising

  • 30th May 1916 Trench Recce





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Errol Cappie Nepean Devlin. Tropical Unit, 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Hails. Durham Light Infantry 7th Btn Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. James Holland. Cheshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. H. T.W. Phillips. Coldstream Guards 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Railton. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. William John Thompson. Royal Irish Rifles 13th Battalion, B Company Read their Story.

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