BATTLE OF THE SOMME

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56th MACHINE GUN COMPANY

 

19th (Western) Division

 

OPERATIONS OF THE 19th (Western) DIVISION - SOMME 1916

1st-9th July : La Boisselle operations. Capture of La Boisselle on the 3rd-4th July.

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21st-31st July : Bazentin-le-Petit. Attacks of Intermediate Trench and Switch Line.

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22nd October - 30th November : Thiepval sector. Attack towards Grandcourt on the 13th November. Divisional front extended to the Ancre from the 14th November. Attack of Grandcourt on the 18th-19th November.

 

23 names

21647    Private

William

BRADSHAW

Killed in action on the 20th July 1916 - Age 21

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

15079    Private

William

BULL

Killed in action on the 22nd July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

28989    Corporal

John

GORDON

Killed in action on the 7th November 1916 - Age 25

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6196    Private

Ronald

GRANT

Killed in action on the 14th November 1916 - Age 31

Rest in peace in Grandcourt Road Cemetery

 

6197    Private

Frank Henry

HAYWOOD

Killed in action on the 20th July 1916 - Age 20

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

434    Private

John

HEATH

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

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

4297    Private

William

HOLLAND

Killed in action on the 20th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

42156    Private

Eric Walter

HOWES

Killed in action on the 2nd November 1916 - Age 19

Rest in peace in Mill Road Cemetery

 

23294    Sergeant

James

JOLLY

Killed in action on the 13th November 1916

Rest in peace in Grandcourt Road Cemetery

 

36729    Private

George

KEITH

Killed in action on the 8th November 1916 - Age 22

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

Frank

KEMP

Killed in action on the 22nd July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

35230    Private

Robert

LESLIE

Died of wounds on the 9th November 1916

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

Lieutenant

Andrew

MURRAY

Killed in action on the 19th November 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7974    Private

Tom

PLESTED

Killed in action on the 5th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

43396    Private

Arthur William

PLUMRIDGE

Killed in action on the 1st November 1916 - Age 20

Rest in peace in Connaught Cemetery

 

26359    Private

Edward Henry Burt

SAUNDERS

Killed in action on the 28th July 1916 - Age 30

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

4386    Private

Henry George

SMITH

Died of wounds on the 11th July 1916 - Age 22

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

 

35710    Private

Herbert James

STOKES

Died of wounds on the 13th November 1916 - Age 22

Rest in peace in Contay British Cemetery

 

4278    Company Sergeant Major

George Iredale

WARNEFORD

Died of wounds on the 11th August 1916 - Age 27

Rest in peace in Sheffield (Burngreave) Cemetery

 

35293    Private

John William Devonport

WILD

Killed in action on the 22nd July 1916 - Age 23

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

4402    Private

Frank

WILSON

Killed in action on the 22nd July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

31058    Private

Thomas

WILSON

Killed in action on the 22nd July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

 

 

4403    Private

Albert

WOOD

Killed in action on the 22nd July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial