BATTLE OF THE SOMME

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53rd MACHINE GUN COMPANY

 

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.

 

19 names

31239    Private

Stanley Wentworth

ALDERSON

Killed in action on the 19th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

21680    Private

Arthur James

BARKER

Killed in action on the 19th July 1916 - Age 40

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

3925    Private

John

CASSELLS

Killed in action on the 21st October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

14519    Private

James

EVANS

Killed in action on the 19th July 1916 - Age 24

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

Reginald William

GILBERT, MC

Died of wounds on the 21st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

3943    Private

John William

HENRY

Died of wounds on the 19th July 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Dive Copse British Cemetery

 

13493    Private

George Henry

HOPCROFT

Killed in action on the 19th July 1916 - Age 26

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6668    Private

Albert

JACKSON

Killed in action on the 16th October 1916 - Age 24

Rest in peace in Courcelette British Cemetery

 

14528    Private

John William

JONES

Died of wounds on the 23rd July 1916 - Age 36

Rest in peace in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension

 

29708    Private

John E.

MALONE

Died of wounds on the 17th November 1916 - Age 33

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery Extension

 

3961    Private

Walter Francis

MISEMAN

Killed in action on the 19th July 1916 - Age 18

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

21672    Private

Thomas

POPE

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

44726    Private

Joseph William

SMITH

Died of wounds on the 15th November 1916 - Age 26

Rest in peace in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

6843    Sergeant

Albert

STREETER

Died of wounds on the 8th October 1916 - Age 19

Rest in peace in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

 

35751    Private

James Bertie

SULLY

Killed in action on the 16th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

Harry

TOWNSEND

Killed in action on the 19th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

William

TULLOCK

Killed in action on the 20th July 1916

Rest in peace in Peronne Road Cemetery

 

6181    Private

Bertie

WATKINS

Killed in action on the 11th July 1916

Rest in peace in Morlancourt British Cemetery n°1

 

 

 

4002    Private

Wilfred

WINTER

Died of wounds on the 22nd July 1916 - Age 22

Rest in peace in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension