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30th September 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 September 1916

On 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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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. Arthur John Bicknell. Royal Garrison Artilley 51st Seige Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Blower. East Surrey Rgt. 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Lucas Cain. Middlesex Regiment 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William George Geary. 1st Bn. Auckland Regiment 16th (Waikoto) Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Michael Gorry. Leinster Regiment 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Richard Harry Hill. East Surrey Rgt. 7th Btn., A Coy
  • Spr. A. Holbrook. Royal Engineers 1st (Wessex) Field Coy. Read their Story.
  • Bmdr. Frank Muir. Royal Field Artillery 250 Bde. Read their Story.
  • William Mummery. East Surrey Rgt. 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Ralph Maddison Robson. Durham Light Infantry 20th Battallion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Montaque Adolph Stimson. East Surrey Regt. 10th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Bruce Thompson. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry James Trusler. Royal West Surrey Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Trusler. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 11th Battalion, OCB Company Read their Story.
  • Dvr. John George Walton. Royal Engineers 225 Field Coy. Read their Story.

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