BATTLE OF THE SOMME

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142nd MACHINE GUN COMPANY

 

47th (London) Division

 

OPERATIONS OF THE 47th (London) DIVISION - SOMME 1916

14th-20th September : High Wood. Capture of High Wood on the 15th September. Fighting for Starfish Line, Flers Trench, Drop Alley.

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28th September - 9th October : Eaucourt-l'Abbaye sector. Capture of Eaucourt-l'Abbaye (1st-3rd October). Attacks on The Butte de Warlencourt.

 

5 names

13698    Private

William

HUGHES

Killed in action on the 18th September 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10569    Private

Robert Herbert

LEACH

Killed in action on the 18th September 1916

Rest in peace in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery

 

23184   Corporal

Cecil Jack

MATHERS

Killed in action on the 18th September 1916 - Age 21

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

14829    Private

David Lyell

THOMSON

Killed in action on the 26th September 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Etaples Military Cemetery

 

 

 

23220    Lance Corporal

Henry William

VICK

Died of wounds on the 18th September 1916

Rest in peace in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery