BATTLE OF THE SOMME

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55th 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.

 

14 names

26763    Private

John William

ALDERSON

Killed in action on the 20th November 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

42652    Private

Robert

ARMOUR

Killed in action on the 25th October 1916 - Age 30

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

4227    Private

Sidney George

BROCK

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 23

Rest in peace in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery

 

13106    Private

John Henry

BRODDLE

Killed in action on the 3rd July 1916

Rest in peace in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery

 

4163    Lance Corporal

Charles Robert

CAMBRIDGE

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

Vesey Richard

CORRIDON

Died of wounds on the 8th October 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

4151    Corporal

Frederick Joseph

DAVIS

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Rest in peace in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery

 

6381    Private

John James

GAUL

Killed in action on the 2nd July 1916 - Age 18

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6190    Private

John Henry

HALLAM

Killed in action on the 25th September 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

15573    Private

Alfred

KIRKHAM

Died of wounds on the 15th July 1916 - Age 22

Rest in peace in La Neuville British Cemetery

 

46009    Private

Frederick

LETTS

Died of wounds on the 20th November 1916 - Age 19

Rest in peace in Varennes Military Cemetery

 

4208    Private

Frederick James

SIMPSON

Killed in action on the 30th June 1916

Rest in peace in Carnoy Military Cemetery

 

L/10556    Private

Arthur Thomas

SMITH

Detached from The 7th Royal West Kent

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Rest in peace in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery

 

 

4149    Sergeant

Percy William

SMITH

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Rest in peace in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery