BATTLE OF THE SOMME

ROLL OF HONOUR

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British Divisions

23rd DIVISION

24th BRIGADE

Transferred to the 8th Division on the 15th July 1916

1st Worcestershire

68 names

2nd East Lancashire

1st Sherwood Foresters

89 names

2nd Northamptonshire

60 names

24th Machine Gun Company

 

24th Trench Mortar Battery

 

68th BRIGADE

10th Northumberland Fus.

135 names

11th Northumberland Fus.

154 names

12th Durham Light Infantry

 

13th Durham Light Infantry

140 names

68th Machine Gun Company

6 names

68th Trench Mortar Battery

no fatal casualties

69th BRIGADE

11th West Yorkshire

8th Yorkshire

9th Yorkshire

10th Duke of Wellington's

181 names

69th Machine Gun Company

22 names

69th Trench Mortar Battery

no fatal casualties

70th BRIGADE

(transferred from the 8th Division on the 16th July 1916)

11th Sherwood Foresters

85 names

8th K.O.Y.L.I.

89 names

8th York and Lancaster

9th York and Lancaster

70th Machine Gun Company

70th Trench Mortar Battery

PIONEERS

9th South Staffordshire

32 names

ARTILLERY

Field Artillery

93 names

CII Brigade

19 names

 

CIII Brigade

34 names

 

CIV Brigade

27 names

 

CV Brigade

13 names

Broken up early September

A Battery

B Battery

C Battery

D (Howitzers) Battery

A Battery

B Battery

C Battery

D (Howitzers) Battery

A Battery

B Battery

C Battery (Howitzers from Sept.)

D (Howitzers) Battery

A Battery

B Battery

C Battery

D (Howitzers) Battery

Trench Mortar Batteries

Medium

Heavy

X23

Y23

Z23

V23

23rd Divisional Ammunition Column

ROYAL ENGINEERS

101st Field Company

102nd Field Company

128th Field Company

23rd Divisional Signal Company

2 names

ARMY SERVICE CORPS

23rd Divisional Train

ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

11 names

69th Field Ambulance

8 names

70th Field Ambulance

3 names

71st Field Ambulance

No fatal casualty

40th Sanitary Section

ARMY VETERINARY CORPS

35th Mobile Veterinary Section

 

OPERATIONS OF THE 23rd DIVISION - SOMME 1916

3rd-11th July : Operations in front of Contalmaison. Capture of Contalmaison on the 10th July.

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26th July-8th August : Operations between Bazentin-le-Petit and Pozieres.

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19th September-9th October  : Operations in front of Le Sars. Taking of Destremont Farm on the 30th September. Capture of Le Sars on the 7th October.