BATTLE OF THE SOMME

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55th TRENCH MORTAR BATTERY

 

18th (Eastern) Division

 

OPERATIONS OF THE 18th (Eastern) DIVISION - SOMME 1916

1st-7th July : Attack and operations West and North-West of Montauban.

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13th-17th July : Trônes Wood operations. Capture of Trônes Wood on the 14th July.

19th July-21st July : Longueval/Delville Wood (only 53rd Brigade).

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23rd September-7th October : Thiepval operations. Capture of Thiepval on the 26th September. Fight for Schwaben Redoubt.

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17th October / November : Courcelette / Mouquet Farm sector sector. Attack of Desire Trench on the 18th November.

 

2 names

Captain

Ben Hilton

GLOVER

Detached from The 7th Royal West Kent

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 19

Rest in peace in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery

 

Second Lieutenant

Cyril Paul

WRIGHT

Detached from The 7th Royal West Kent

Accidentally killed on the 25th June 1916 - Age 24

Rest in peace in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Ext.