BATTLE OF THE SOMME

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SOUTH AFRICAN

HEAVY ARTILLERY

21 names

71st Siege Battery

3 names

7075  Gunner

George Henry

ALLISON

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916

Rest in peace in Bazentin-le-Petit Military Cemetery

 

119636  Private

Osman

PERKINS

Detached from 562nd MT Coy, Army service Corps

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916 - Age 38

Rest in peace in Bazentin-le-Petit Military Cemetery

837  Gunner

George Frederick

PIGGOTT

Killed in action on the 29th September 1916

Rest in peace in Flatiron Copse Cemetery

 

 

72nd Siege Battery

4 names

261  Gunner

John Johannes

BREETVELD

Died in service on the 30th July 1916

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery

 

596  Gunner

Frederick Walton

GOLIGHTLY

Killed in action on the 21st July 1916

Rest in peace in Authuile Military Cemetery

 

212  Sergeant

Alexander

ROY

Killed in action on the 3rd August 1916 - Age 34

Rest in peace in Authuile Military Cemetery

 

 

212  Sergeant

John Severin

SJOBLOM

Killed in action on the 28th August 1916 - Age 24

Rest in peace in Authuile Military Cemetery

 

 

 

73rd Siege Battery

2 names

184  Gunner

William Henry

CULLEY

Killed in action on the 27th September 1916

Rest in peace in Bapaume Post Military Cemetery

 

202  Gunner

Harold Hazlitt

MURPHY

Died of wounds on the 22nd October 1916 - Age 28

Rest in peace in Contay British Cemetery

 

 

74th Siege Battery

10 names

674  Gunner

Alfred

BARLING

Died of disease on the 19th September 1916 - Age 37

Rest in peace in Etaples Military Cemetery

 

RMA/8372  Sergeant

George

BENTLEY

Detached from Royal Marine Artillery

Killed in action on the 29th November 1916

Rest in peace in Courcelles-au-Bois Communal Cemetery Ext.

.673  Bombardier

Frank

BIRT

Died of wounds on the 21st November 1916 - Age 35

Rest in peace in Couin British Cemetery

 

RMA/6870   Battery Sergeant Major

William

EMENY

Detached from Royal Marine Artillery

Killed in action on the 29th November 1916 - Age 39

Rest in peace in Courcelles-au-Bois Communal Cemetery Ext.

328  Gunner

James Basset

GRAHAM

Killed in action on the 20th November 1916 - Age 39

Rest in peace in Courcelles-au-Bois Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

762  Gunner

Thomas Edwin

HURLE

Died of wounds on the 20th November 1916 - Age 36

Rest in peace in Courcelles-au-Bois Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

404  Bombardier

Edward William

PHILPOTT

Died of wounds on the 27th October 1916 - Age 22

Rest in peace in Varennes Military Cemetery

 

Major (Battery Commander)

William Henry

PICKBURN

Died of wounds on the 13th November 1916 - Age 42

Rest in peace in Etaples Military Cemetery

 

499  Sergeant

Douglas Gerald

PRENGER

Died of wounds on the 29th August 1916

Rest in peace in Couin British Cemetery

 

 

 

847  Gunner

Frederick Ewald

RICHMOND

Died of wounds on the 20th November 1916 - Age 25

Rest in peace in Courcelles-au-Bois Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

 

 

 

125th Siege Battery

2 names

385  Corporal

George

HALL

Killed in action on the 24th August 1916

Rest in peace in Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery

 

X56  Bombardier

James

NEILSON

Killed in action on the 24th August 1916 - Age 24

Rest in peace in Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery