The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
30th September 1916On this day:
- 16th Northumberlands into front line at Cuinchy. The 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers took over the right sub sector of the front line in the Cuinchy sector, from 2nd btn Royal Irish Fusiliers. A, D, and B coys take up position from right to left with C coy in support. Back in the routine of trench duty, trench-mortar activity, reserve and working parties.
- Hostile Activity 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report:
Hostile artillery fairly active on our trenches in the morning & afternoon.
Hostile anti-aircraft guns very active against our aeroplanes.
Major General Sir Charles Barter relinquished command of 47th London Division.
Batteries fired in barrages but there was no infantry action on our front.
- 30th September 1916 Brigade Staff Ride
- 30th September 1916 Repairs
- Relief and return to Hauteville 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment are in Schwaben Trench. At 1530 the Battalion is relieved by 8th Loyal North Lancs and marches back to billets Hauteville.
Total casualties 25th to 30th September.
2nd Lt Ingersoll - killed
Other Ranks - 14 killed, 71 wounded
GH Gater Lt Colonel commanding 6th Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment.
- 30th Sep 1916 Enemy Aircraft
- 30th Sep 1916 Jam Day
- In the Trenches 18th Durhams report "Fine throughout the day and after slight TM activity unusually quiet."
- 30th Sept 1916 Reliefs Completed
- 30th Sep 1916 Reinforcements
- 30th Sep 1916 Training
- 30th Sep 1916 Transport Arrives
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