BATTLE OF THE SOMME

ROLL OF HONOUR

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63rd MACHINE GUN COMPANY

 

21st Division and 37th Division

 

OPERATIONS OF THE 63rd INFANTRY BRIGADE - SOMME 1916

With the 21st Division

1st-3rd July :Attack North of Fricourt.

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12th-17th July : Mametz Wood. Attack and capture of Bazentin-le-Petit Wood and Bazentin-le-Petit village on the 14th July.

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With the 37th Division

13th-18th November : Hamel / Beaucourt / Beaumont-Hamel heights operations. Taking of the Bois de Hollande.

 

9 names (4 with the 21st Division, 5 with the 37th Division)

5093    Private

George

BORMAN

Killed in action on the 18th November 1916 - Age 26

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

14816    Private

Leonard

BROWN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5097    Private

William

DAND

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 18

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5109    Private

Harry

HAMER

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

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10703    Private

Jonathan

HODGSON

Killed in action on the 18th November 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8404    Private

Frank

HOWARTH

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 25

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5082    Corporal

Richard

ROBERTS

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

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5075    Sergeant

James

WILSON

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

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5083    Corporal

Ernest

WOOD

Killed in action on the 19th November 1916 - Age 23

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial