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31st March 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

31st March 1916

On this day:

  • Daily Battery Activity   6th County of London Brigade RFA report from Carency, Enemy artillery was very active today. Souchez, Carency and the slopes of Notre Dame de Lorette being shelled on and off throughout the day by 77mm, 4.2 & 5.9 guns. The 15th London Battery successfully experimented with visual signalling between the gun position and Battery Headquarters. The Group Observation Point on Notre Dame de Lorette is now ready for use. The ADVS inspected the horses of the 17th London Battery and the Brigade Ammunition Column.

    War Diaries

  • 31st Mar 1916 RMO Departs

  • 31st Mar 1916 Town Bombed

  • 31st Mar 1916 Divisional Band Concert

  • 31st Mar 1916 Negligence Punished

  • 31st Mar 1916 Bravery Under Fire

  • 31st Mar 1916 Route March

  • 31st Mar 1916 Reliefs

  • 31st March 1916 Reports

  • 31st March 1916 Lecture on March Discipline

  • March 1916 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Gnr. James Robert Hauxwell. Royal Field Artillery 160th Bde. Ammunition Col
  • Pte. Horace Willie Lillywhite. Bedfordshire Regiment, Royal Army Ordnance Corps 3rd Btn.
  • Pte. Joseph Renwick. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Sea. Robert West. HMS Albemarle Read their Story.

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