BATTLE OF THE SOMME

ROLL OF HONOUR

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British Divisions

48th (SOUTH MIDLAND) DIVISION

143rd BRIGADE

1/5th Royal Warwickshire

1/6th Royal Warwickshire

1/7th Royal Warwickshire

1/8th Royal Warwickshire

143rd Machine Gun Company

143rd Trench Mortar Battery

144th BRIGADE

1/4th Gloucestershire

1/6th Gloucestershire

1/7th Worcestershire

103 names

1/8th Worcestershire

38 names

144th Machine Gun Company

144th Trench Mortar Battery

145th BRIGADE

1/5th Gloucestershire

1/4th O.B.L.I.

201 names

1/1st Buckinghamshire

168 names

1/4th Royal Berkshire

170 names

145th Machine Gun Company

145th Trench Mortar Battery

PIONEERS

1/5th Royal Sussex

69 names

ARTILLERY

Field Artillery

35 names

CCXL Brigade

(I South Midland)

8 names

CCXLI Brigade

(II South Midland)

6 names

CCXLII Brigade

(III South Midland)

7 names

CCXLIII Brigade

(IV South Midland)

14 names

Broken up on the 18th October

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 28th October 1916)

D (Howitzers) Battery

A Battery

B Battery

C Battery

Trench Mortar Batteries

Medium

Heavy

X48

Y48

Z48

V48

48th Divisional Ammunition Column

ROYAL ENGINEERS

474th (1/1st S. Midland) Field Company

475th (1/2nd S. Midland) Field Company

477th (2/1st S. Midland) Field Company

48th Divisional Signal Company

1 name

ARMY SERVICE CORPS

48th Divisional Train

ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

9 names

1st South Midland Field Ambulance

5 names

2nd South Midland Field Ambulance

2 names

3rd South Midland Field Ambulance

2 names

48th Sanitary Section

ARMY VETERINARY CORPS

1st South Midland Mobile Veterinary Section

 

OPERATIONS OF THE 48th (South Midland) DIVISION - SOMME 1916

1st-12th July : Serre Sector.

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17th-27th July : Ovillers-Pozieres sector. Attack on Pozieres and West of Pozieres on the 23rd July.

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16th-28th August : Ovillers/Leipzig Salient sector. Attacks in Leipzig Salient and of Constance Trench.

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October : Hebuterne sector.

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November : Le Sars sector.