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188th Brigade Trench Mortar Battery


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i was wondering if anybody had any information or can point me in the right direction in conjunction with an accidental explosion that occurred on the 3rd August 1916, involving a Trench Mortar Battery from the RND, 188th Brigade in which  these 5 RMLI were killed, Cpl Gray and Privates Nash, Powell, Simpson and Sterling. any help most appreciated.

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1st Royal Marine Battalion (1/RMLI) War Diary 3 Aug 1916 records the following:-

"Front Line Trenches ANGRES II Sector. An explosion occurred in a dugout in which was stowed about 100 rounds of Stokes Gun Ammo. The Dugout was completely wrecked & 1 Corporal & 4 Privates of the 188th Trench Mortar Battery were killed. No knowledge as to how explosion occurred."

A nasty accident. Only Ptes Simpson and Sterling are now in known graves,

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1 hour ago, horatio2 said:

Sadly, only the July 1916 war diary for 188 LTMB seems to have survived.

Oops, sorry. That's a shame.

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