BATTLE OF THE SOMME

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117th MACHINE GUN COMPANY

 

39th Division

 

OPERATIONS OF THE 39th DIVISION - SOMME 1916

2nd September-Mid October  : North of the Ancre front line. Attack on the 3rd September near the Ancre River.

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October/November : Thiepval sector. Capture of Schwaben Redoubt on the 14th October and taking of Stuff trench on the 21st October.

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Late October/ November : Ancre Valley. Capture of St Pierre-Divion on the 13th November.

 

6 names

26199    Sergeant

William

BAXTER

Killed in action on the 4th September 1916 - Age 26

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

31995    Private

William Walter

CLARK

Killed in action on the 7th October 1916 - Age 21

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

11817    Private

Albert Harry

CROSS

Died of wounds on the 6th September 1916 - Age 29

Rest in peace in Doullens Communal Cemetery Ext. n1

 

11978    Sergeant

Alfred

GRAY

Died of wounds on the 1st November 1916 - Age 30

Rest in peace in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

 

11996    Private

Frank

HARDY

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916 - Age 25

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

Cuthbert James

PEARCE

Killed in action on the 4th September 1916 - Age 22

Rest in peace in Knightsbridge Cemetery