BATTLE OF THE SOMME

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Field Companies, Royal Engineers

ROYAL ENGINEERS

1/1st EDINBURGH

FIELD COMPANY

56th (London) Division

 

OPERATIONS OF THE 56th (London) DIVISION - SOMME 1916

1st July : Attack of the Gommecourt salient.

July-August : Hebuterne sector.

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5th-27th September : Combles Operations. Capture of Combles with the French on the 26th September.

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1st-9th October : Lesboeufs sector. Fighting in front of Le Transloy.

 

12 names

Second Lieutenant

Stewart

ANGUS

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 25

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

1451     2nd Corporal

James

DAVIDSON

Died of wounds on the 24th September 1916 - Age 26

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery

 

1307   Sapper

Edwin

DICK

Killed in action on the 4th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

2012     2nd Corporal

Robert

GLOVER

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

1858    Lance Corporal

George Allan

HOGG

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 28

Rest in peace in Serre Road Cemetery n1

 

1829   Sapper

Peter

JEFFREY

Killed in action on the 14th September 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Guillemont Road Cemetery

 

1409    Sapper

William

LEUCHARS

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Hebuterne Military Cemetery

 

1302    Sapper

John

LINKIE

Died of wounds on the 5th July 1916 - Age 19

Rest in peace in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery

 

1721    Lance Corporal

George

PURVES

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 33

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

422599    Lance Corporal

John

REID

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 46

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Captain

Duncan Galloway

SMITH

Died of wounds on the 26th June 1916 - Age 26

Rest in peace in Couin British Cemetery

 

1346     Sapper

David

WADDELL

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial