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Battle of The Somme 1916



24th Jun 1916 U Day  On the Somme the count down to the Big Push begins. Allied artillery bombard the enemy trenches and the infantry undertake final preparations.

25th Jun 1916 V Day  Allied Artillery are active, firing shells to cut the belts of wire protecting the enemy trenches and damage the defences. RFC pilots report large explosions at enemy dumps at Longueval, Montauban, Mametz Wood and Pozieres. As the German artillery responds to the bombardment, the positions of 102 hostile batteries are identified. Three enemy observation balloons on Fourth Army front are shot shown by aircraft of the RFC.

As darkness falls, the infantry holding the allied front line sent out raiding parties to judge the situation. Reports bring mixed news, in some areas, such as at Montauban, the enemy are lightly manning badly damaged trenches, but in other areas such as La Boisselle and Ovillers, the enemy remains at full strength.

26th Jun 1916 Firing Rate Increased  W Day. At 9 am the Allied artillery begin a destructive shoot with 80 minutes of intense shellfire. Air photographs from the Royal Flying Corps appear to show good destruction of wire, but wire cutting shellfire was increased with batteries firing at rate of 4-500 shells per gun per day. Gas is released by the Royal Engineers at at Beaumont Hamel and smoke in other parts of the line. Ten trench raids are carried out by infantry units, news is mixed and few prisoners captured, but interrogations give cause for optimism as they are expecting only localised attacks.

27th Jun 1916 Bombardment Continues  X Day dawned with thick mist and heavy rain, making artillery observation impossible, the bombardment was continued. Infantry trench raids bring in mixed reports, with bombardment damage and wire destruction being very varied, and the enemy trenches manned in greater numbers.

28th Jun 1916 Bombardment Continues  Y Day. The thick mist and heavy rain continues as does the bombardment. The last of the allied gas shells are used. The infantry continue their preparations for the battle.

29th Jun 1916 Great attack postponed  The date fixed for great attack is postponed for forty-eight hours. Battalions ordered to "stand fast".

1st Jul 1916 3rd Monmouths in support  The 3rd Monmouths took part in the British attack of the 1st of July, in support of the 36th (Ulster) Division who were attacking the Schwaben Redoubt, a formidable Germany strongpoint, through Thiepval Wood.

1st Jul 1916 124th Heavy Battery in action at The Somme  124th Heavy Battery RGA are in action at the Battle of the Somme.

1st July 1916 Somme Offensive  

Work in Somme area on Trench Railway.

16th Btn. Royal Irish Rifles - Pioneers.

The Battle of the Somme – July 1916.

The major decisions regarding the Somme offensive were made in March 1916 and all units now had new planned objectives. For the Pioneers it was a return to defensive work reinforcing existing wiring and trenches together with the construction of several lines of additional assembly trenches.

Whilst putting the finishing touches to the broad gauge railway, from early April small sections under the command of one officer were attached weekly to the 14th Royal Irish Rifles, 10th Royal Irish Fusiliers and the 9th Enniskillen Fusiliers giving them experience of life and working conditions at the Front Line.

Prior to the eventual attack on the 1st July, the 16th were responsible for constructing new assembly trenches, fixing damaged wiring, deepening certain trenches and building bomb-proof dugouts along the whole front line of the 36th Ulster Division.

They also repaired and maintained an existing trench tramway and built a new tramway. These tramways operated using trolleys which needed about 6 men to push when fully loaded with ammunition, food or defence building equipment. Return journeys carried waste materials and also any casualties for treatment in rear area medical centres.

The Battalion was billeted in defensive positions in Aveluy Wood, which was only about 1500 yards from the front line and well within enemy artillery range. Indeed the battalion settled down for the first night on arrival, only to suffer an enemy bombardment around 0230 so slit trenches had to be dug hurriedly for their own protection.

All work was to be completed by the 19th June but the commencement of the bombardment was delayed for various reasons with the attack eventually set for the 1st July 1916 – a day to become a source of great sorrow and pride for the people of Ulster when the outcome was eventually disclosed.

1st July 1916 Somme Offensive  16th Btn. Royal Irish Rifles - Pioneers.

Guidance note: Move to Belgium recorded on 8th July entry.

Battle of the Somme - July 1916.

During the actual attack on the 1st July, the Battalion was in active support positions to move supplies forward, cut new connecting forward trenches to the German front line trenches and generally help the advancing troops. In some areas this was successful, but lack of committed fresh troops limited success whilst in other areas enemy troops were still in possession of targets and the men had to hold defensive positions against enemy counter attacks. The Ulster Division, having suffered about 5,500 casualties including killed and wounded, were withdrawn at 1800 that evening, but the 16th Pioneers had to work on supporting the replacement division until their eventual withdrawal on the 8th July 1916.

Prior to this month the war diaries had not reported monthly casualties but were now going to have to do so for many months to come. Casualties at the point of relief from the Somme sector were: 2 officers killed, 3 wounded and 5 broke down (later termed shell shocked). Among the men 22 were killed and 159 wounded of which over 100 were invalided.

At the close of the first 9 months since arrival in France, the Battalion had fully earned their distinctive emblem of the crossed rifle and pickaxe.

1st July 1916 1st Wiltshires in reserve near Albert  1st Wiltshire Regiment are held in reserve at Varennes, NW of Albert.

1st Jul 1916 12th MGC in action.  On the first of July 1916, 12th Machine Gun Company, 4th Division was in action between Beaumont Hamel and Serre.

1st Jul 1916 An Unfortunate Mistake  The 7th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment are assembled in the trenches opposite Fricourt Village. The first zero hour was 7.30am on July 1st when the troops on the left and right attacked, and the 2nd zero hour was at 2.30pm when the 7th Battalion assaulted.

Owing to an unfortunate mistake on the part of the officer commanding A Coy, his company assaulted at 7.45am. As soon as they began to climb over the parapet terrific machine gun was opened by the enemy and the company was almost at once wiped out. The survivors lay in crump holes some 25 yards in front of our wire until after dark. As soon as it was discovered that A Company had assaulted by itself, D Coy (the reserve Coy) was brought up into the assembly trenches to take A Coys place.

At 2pm 1/7/16 our artillery began the 1/2 hours preliminary bombardment of Fricourt Village. This bombardment was feeble and did little damage to the enemy as the battalion soon learned to its cost. At 2.30pm the Battn assaulted and were met by a murderous machine gun and rifle fire, officers and men were literally mown down and were finally brought to a standstill about half way across to the enemy’s trenches. 13 Officers and over 300 men became casualties in about three minutes. The survivors lay in crump holes until dark with a few exceptions who managed to crawl back. Many magnificent deeds of courage were performed especially in bringing in wounded and carrying messages under fire.

1st July 1916 In Action  Throughout the time No 25 Squadron had been in France, it had been undertaking experimental night flying sorties. At the opening of the Battle of the Somme on 1st of July 1916 No. 2, 10 and 25 Squadrons were formally tasked with night bombing strategic targets, including enemy aerodromes and railway junctions, depots, sidings and dumps radiating from Lillie. One of the largest sorties during the battle involved 12 FEs of No 25 Squadron, 7 BEs of No 16 Squadron and 7 BEs of No 10 Squadron all coordinating to attack Douai Railway station.

3rd Jul 1916 3rd Monmouths return to pioneer duties  The 3rd Monmouths returned to their pioneer duties and were engaged in digging the new British front line at the Schwaben Redoubt and Ancre. Here they came across the dead and wounded of the terrible fighting that had taken place over this ground. They also came under heavy shelling and German grenade attacks. The Ulster Memorial Tower now marks the site of these trenches.

3rd Jul 1916 106th Coy RE search for lost men  At Thiepval 106th Coy Royal Engineers are engaged in clearing trenches in search hoping to find alive some of their best men who were lost trying to take the fort, Germans using Gas at night and shelling continuously. Also working in German Trenches that had been taken

6th Jul 1916 3rd Monmouths under attack  A Company, 3rd Monmouths came under attack while digging trenches near the German lines captured by the 49th Division. The pioneers had to become infantrymen again and were ordered to hold the line until the next morning. 14 men were killed or wounded.

8th July 1916 Somme to Messines  16th Btn. Royal Irish Rifles - Pioneers.

The Move to Belgium – Somme to Messines

After being relieved at the Somme on the 8th July 1916, the Battalion remained on the move for some time and was not involved in any pioneering work.

  • 10th Jul Marched from Harpenville to Beauval and billeted (9½ miles).
  • 11th Jul Marched from Beauval to Bernaville and billeted (9 miles).
  • 12th Jul Marched to Conteville (6 miles) then by train to Theinnes (55
  • miles) and marched to Blaringham and billeted (3 miles).
  • 13th Jul Marched from Blaringham to Moulles and billeted (14 miles).

From the 14th to 20th July, the Battalion stayed at Moulles for interior economy (a military term for general Cleaning of a personal nature, including equipment and accommodation ). The men were exhausted and this period was used to boost morale with exercise, games and parades to present medals awarded during recent campaign actions.

Further moves then took places as follows:

  • 21st Jul Marched to Volkeringshove and billeted (6 miles).
  • During this march they witnessed the explosion of an ammunition dump at
  • Audvicq.
  • 22nd Jul Marched to Winnezeele and billeted (16 miles).
  • 23rd Jul Marched to Bauvoorde (10 miles) and camped on the Belgian
  • border.
  • 24th Jul Marched 3 miles to a hill position.

This was about 2 ½ miles from Bailleul where they obtained some dilapidated Armstrong huts and set up camp.

The marches were not long by modern standards but the constant moves involved a daily sequence of reveille, packing equipment and transport, having a hot meal, parading in full kit and laden transport before starting out on the march.

The full Battalion would occupy about 1000 yards of road and take about 10 minutes to pass any given point in the route. On arrival at the destination, the reverse order would be unloading, setting up camp, feeding men and animals and settling down for the night.

Exhausting as that may seem, it was not the full story as rations had to be organised. One day’s rations were carried by each man, though probably on Battalion transport, also fodder for the animals, so each day more rations had to be acquired from collection points.

For 1000 men this meant about 1 ½ tons of rations and for animals 1 ¼ tons of fodder to collect and distribute each day. The Quartermaster had quite literally very much on his plate and everyone depended on his skill and organisational ability.

Foot inspections were considered to be a very important requirement as was the watering, grooming and feeding of the horses and mules.

8th July 1916 British troops in action on The Somme  5-45am July 8th 1916 – The 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment moved off up the valley by Talus Boisse to a position just west of Bernafay Wood with orders to attack and take the southern portion of Trones Wood. This accomplished the Wiltshires were to attack from Maltz Horn Alley their right joining up with the left of the French who were attacking at the same time. The 19th Manchesters were in trenches behind available for support and the 18th Kings Liverpools were detailed to provide carrying parties, battalion HQ was at the Briqueterie.

7-15am – “C” Company 2nd Btn Yorkshire Regiment under Capt Maude entered Bernafay Wood followed in succession by the bombing sections, “D” Company under Capt Belcher, “B” Company under 2nd Lt Hubbard and “A” Company under Capt Colley.

8-00am – Under severe shellfire which caused casualties before starting and added to some confusion caused by the passage through the wood. “C” Company 2nd Yorks emerged from the wood and commenced to cross the open space between it and Trones Wood. For about 80 yards rising ground gave some cover but immediately this was topped a very heavy machine gun and rifle fire was opened from the edge of Trones Wood and the front line was practically hit to a man. Some men got into Trones Alley a communication trench between the two woods and Lt Field with the battalion bombers made an attempt to bomb up it and get into the wood, snipers in trees defeated this and seeing that without further and more powerful artillery support a direct attack was hopeless and a withdrawal to Bernafay Wood was ordered at 8-30am The Germans now commenced a heavy and constant bombardment of Bernafay Wood with guns of every calibre. Cover was poor and for the rest of the day the battalion could do nothing but hold on under heavy punishment. Casualties were numerous and the removal of wounded was a matter of the greatest difficulty. Mens nerves were subjected to probably the greatest strain the battalion had yet to bear in this war and it was with great relief that at 7-00pm orders were received to withdraw. Casualties of the 2nd Yorks were: Officers; killed 3, wounded 4, Other ranks; killed 19, wounded 116, missing 17.

9th Jul 1916 3rd Monmouths hold the line  A and D Companies of the 3rd Monmouths helped hold off another German attack and four men were awarded gallantry cards.

10th Jul 1916 13th Welsh on Somme  13th Btn Welsh Regiment are in Mametz Wood on The Somme

10th Jul 1916 106 Bty RFA in Action  106th Battery, 22nd Brigade, RFA were positioned on the east flank of Mametz Wood above the valley in a strip of woodland called Caterpillar Wood on 10th July 1916 close to a part of Mametz Wood called the Hammerhead. They were shelling towards Flat Iron Copse which is in the north east and just beyond the eastern edge of Mametz Wood.

16th Jul 1916 1/8th West Yorks in support near Leipzig Redoubt  1/8th Battalion Leeds Rifles are at Theipval on the Somme, with their HQ at Johnsons Post on the 16th July 1916. They were held in reserve but were brought up to the line in support in the area of Leipzig Redoubt.

16th Jul 1916 3rd Monmouths under fire  B Company of the 3rd Monmouths came under heavy shellfire while repairing an ammunition dump and lost 19 killed and wounded.

27th Jul 1916 1st KRRC and 23rd Royal Fusiliers advance  At 7.10am after a one hour barrage on Delville Wood the 1st KRRC and 23rd Royal Fusiliers of 99 Brigade and 2nd Division began their advance from the south. By 9am they had occupied a line 50 yards from the northern edge of the wood

1st August 1916 Relocations  236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery leave Aubrometz. Brigade marched to Beauvoir Riviere. The Brigade started at 1545 and marched by way of Buire au Bois - Noeux and Waurans.The Brigade arrived at Beauvoir Rivierre by 1900. The Brigade was inspected by Brigadier General R.A. at Noeux.

5th Aug1916 3rd Monmouths to be broken up  On the 5th August after more than a month under battle conditions on the Somme, the 3rd Battalion Monmoutshire Regiment received the disheartening news that it was impossible to reinforce the three active service Battalions of the Regiment, in consequence the 3rd Battalion, being the junior Battalion, would be broken up to provide drafts for the other Battalions

7th Aug 1916 9th Sherwoods Machine gunners in action on The Somme  The Machine Gun Company of the 9th Sherwood Forresters was attached to the South Staffs Regt prior to the Somme Offensive and went into action in Delville Wood on the 7th August 1916.

8th Aug1916 3rd Monmouths withdrawn  The 3rd Monmouth Battalion moved back to Forceville, where Major-General Perceval, GOC 49th Division, gave them a farewell speech.

9th Aug1916 3rd Monmouths entrain  The 3rd Monmouth Battalion entrain at Acheux for Hesdin and go into billets at Capelle.

12th August 1915 50th AIF go into Front line on The Somme  50th Battalion AIF moved into the front line at Wire Trench near La Boisselle on the Somme. They were quickly ordered forward to relieve the 16th Battalion. Upon reaching Tom's Cut, the movement was spotted by enemy observers and a heavy barrage rained down. They met the men of the 16th in Park Lane with both battalions, crowding into the trench as the exchange took place. The heavy barrage continued until 7.30pm when it eased somewhat. The 50th suffered heavy losses, especially amongst officers and NCOs.

16th Sep 1916 10th Cameronians on The Somme  The 10th Bn Cameronians were on the Somme and had just taken the village of Martinpuich on the 15th Sept, a great success with 300 prisoners captured. Unfortunately due to the attack being held up on both flanks the 10th had to dig in, instead of advancing through unbroken country relatively unopposed. The Germans took a while to discover the new front line, but about mid-day on 16th got there artillery bringing down heavy fire on the 10th's positions, it is likely this was when James Woods was killed. The casualties in this battle were 3 Officers and 47 men killed, 10 Officers and 250 men wounded.

21st Oct 1916 Engineers join Infantry near Mouquet Farm  Regina Trench Expected to be the last big battle before 106th Coy Engineers go on leave. All waiting at Mouquet Farm before joining the infantry, 12 Noon the guns started and the men went over taking the Germans by surprise. 12.15 the Germans ran back passed the Engineers. At 6.30pm the Engineers worked up to the infantry and joined them expecting a counter attack, the position was consolidated.

18th Nov 1916 Great Battle Ends  After 141 days of fighting the Battle of the Somme came to an end.

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  • Abigail John Henry. Pte. (d.12th Sep 1917)
  • Acheson Joseph. 2nd Lt (d.7th Jun 1918)
  • Adam Robert William Wyllie. Sgt. (d.26th July 1916)
  • Adams Arthur James. Drv. (d.9th Aug 1916)
  • Adams John. Lt.
  • Adamson John Robert. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Ainsworth Albert. Cpl. (d.7th Oct 1916)
  • Akinson Adam. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Albinson William. Pte. (d.13th Oct 1916)
  • Alderson Robert. Driver
  • Alexander David. Pte.
  • Alexander William. Pte.
  • Algar Walter. Act.L/Sgt. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Allemby Harold. L/Cpl. (d.1st July 1916 )
  • Allen Arthur Hewitt. Lt.
  • Allen Harry. L/Sgt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Allen Richard Gerrard Ross. 2nd Lt. (d.16th Nov 1916)
  • Allen Robert Beattie. Pte. (d.14th Aug 1916)
  • Allen Stephen Charles. Pte. (d.14th Aug 1916)
  • Allen William Thompson. Spr.
  • Alston William Henry. Pte. (d.3rd Jul 1916)
  • Anderson Issac. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Anderson John Charles. Pte. (d.23rd Oct 1916)
  • Anderson John. L/Sgt.
  • Anderson Joseph. Pte.
  • Anderson Septimus. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Andrews Charles. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Andrews David. Pte (d.15th October 1916)
  • Andrews James Allfrey. Capt. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Ansted Alfred T.. Pte. (d.15th Nov 1916)
  • Arkless Wm.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Armitage Charles William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ashton Rowland Otto. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ashworth Walter. Pte.
  • Aspden Albert. Rflmn. (d.15th July 1916)
  • Aspell Michael. Pte. (d.17th Sep 1916)
  • Atkinson John. Sgt.
  • Atkinson John. Field Sgt.
  • Atkinson W.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Attkins Leslie. Rflmn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Attley William. Sgt. (d.31st Oct 1916)
  • Authors Charles. L/Cpl. (d.23rd Jul 1916)
  • Ayres Joseph Edward. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Bacon Harry William. Pte.
  • Bagot Edward Luke Henry. 2nd Lt (d.10th Sep 1916)
  • Bailey Frank. Mjr.
  • Bailey Reginald. Sgt. (d.15th Oct 1916)
  • Baird James Annett. Pte. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Bamford Heber John Walter. Pte. (d.25th Oct 1916)
  • Bance George. Pte.
  • Barber Charles. Pte. (d.6th Sep 1916)
  • Barber George. Pte.
  • Bardsley Harry Toplis. Pte.
  • Barker Arthur Samuel. RSM (d.24th July 1916)
  • Barlow William H.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Barnett Albert Alfred. Pte. (d.27th Aug 1916)
  • Barron James. Pte. (d.12th Oct 1916)
  • Barrow Charles George. L/Cpl. (d.18th Sep 1916)
  • Barry William Francis. Pte. (d.1st May 1916)
  • Bartlem Hugh. Pte. (d.29th Aug 1918)
  • Barton Thomas Eyre. Lt. (d.August 1916)
  • Bateman Frank. Pte. (d.10th Sep 1918)
  • Bateman Samuel. Pte. (d.12th Dec 1917)
  • Bates Robert. A/Sgt. (d.20th July 1916)
  • Battman Frederick William. Sgt. acting WO
  • Battrick George. Cpl.
  • Beardmore Sidney. Pte.
  • Beashel Nicholas. Pte. (d.10th Jul 1916)
  • Beaumot-Edmonds William George. 2nd Lt. (d.17th Sep 1916)
  • Beck Edgar. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Beck Frederick Charles. Pte.
  • Beckett Pizarro William. Pte
  • Beeby E.. Pioneer. (d.9th Dec 1916)
  • Beechey Albert. Rflmn. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Beggs Joseph. Pte. (d.6th Sep 1916)
  • Behan Michael. Pte. (d.3rd Dec 1916)
  • Behan Michael William. CQMS (d.8th Oct 1917)
  • Bell Arthur Osborne. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Bell Eric Norman Frankland. Capt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Bell George. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Bell Reginald Atkinson. Pte. (d.14th July 1916)
  • Bell Thomas John. Rfn. (d.28th Jun 1916)
  • Bell William John Key. Pte (d.28th August 1916)
  • Bence Paul Alfred. Cpl. (d.6th May 1917)
  • Bennet James. L/Cpl. (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Bennett James. Pte. (d.20th Aug 1916)
  • Bennett James West. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Bent John. CSM.
  • Bentinck Henry Duncan. Mjr. (d.2nd Oct 1916)
  • Bentley F.. L/Cpl. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Bessant Alex. CSM. (d.25th Oct 1917)
  • Bethune Douglas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916 )
  • Betteridge Frederick Alfred James. Pte. (d.25th Oct 1916)
  • Betts Richard Member. Sgt. (d.40 Myatt Rd, Offenham, Evesham)
  • Bibby Samuel. Pte. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Bible Geoffrey Roskell. 2nd Lt. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Binks Reginald Arthur. L/Cpl. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Binns Arthur. Pte.
  • Birch William Horrocks. Sgt.
  • Birks Harold Victor. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Birnie Robert. Rflmn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Black Archibald. Pte. (d.14th Jul 1916)
  • Black Myer. Pte. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Blackett Thomas. Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Bladon Harry. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Blanksby Harry. Pte. (d.7th Jul 1916)
  • Blower Alfred. Pte. (d.30th September 1916)
  • Boe James. L/Cpl. (d.20th Jul 1916)
  • Bolger William John. Pte. (d.10th Oct 1916)
  • Bollands Walter. Pte.
  • Bonas Andrew. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Bond Charles Nesbitt. Lt. (d.30th Jun 1916)
  • Bond George. Pte. (d.4th Jul 1916)
  • Bonner James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Booth Angus. Pte. (d.3 Sept 1916)
  • Booth Archie. L/Cpl. (d.30th Jul 1916)
  • Booth Charles. Pte. (d.14th July 1916)
  • Booth Hudson. Rflmn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Booth Sydney Crawford. Pte.
  • Bould Thomas. Pte. (d.11th Sep 1916)
  • Bowder Albert E.. Pte. (d.19th Oct 1916)
  • Bowes Leonard. Pte. (d.1st Oct 1916)
  • Bowie Edward John. Lt.
  • Boyd Frank. L/Cpl. (d.13th Nov1916)
  • Boyd William. 2nd Lt. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Boyd William Hatchell. 2nd Lt. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Boylan Michael. Pte. (d.6th July 1916 )
  • Boyle Thos.W.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Boyne Thomas. Pte. (d.1st Mar 1917)
  • Bracher Albert Victor. Sgt. (d.29th Jul 1916)
  • Bradley Thomas. A/L/Cpl. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Bradshaw Robert Henry. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Brady James. Pte. (d.23rd Oct 1916)
  • Brady Joseph. Pte. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Brady William. Pte. (d.6th Sep 1916)
  • Brannigan Ernest Edward. 2nd Lt. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Brannigan Ernest Edward. 2nd Lt. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Brennan Christopher. Pte. (d.24th Oct 1916)
  • Brennan James. Rflm. (d.7th July 1916)
  • Brennan Joseph. Pte. (d.15th July 1916)
  • Brennock Thomas. Sgt. (d.28th Feb 1917)
  • Brewster Richard Gardiner. 2nd Lt. (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Brien Edward. Pte. (d.5th Sep 1916)
  • Brien John. Pte. (d.7th Sep 1916)
  • Broadley James. Pte.
  • Brock William John. Pte. (d.18th Aug 1916)
  • Brogan Henry. Pte. (d.7th Jul 1916)
  • Bromwich Harry Edward. Rfmn. (d.30th Jul 1917)
  • Brooke Joseph. Sgt.
  • Brooks Frederick Francis. Pte.
  • Brown . L/Cpl.
  • Brown Dennis. Pte.
  • Brown Donald Forrester. Sgt. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Brown Edward. Pte. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Brown Edward. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Brown Edward Allport. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Brown George John. Sgt. (d.7th July 1916)
  • Brown Harry. Pte. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Brown Thomas. Sgt. (d.18th Aug 1916)
  • Brown Thomas Henry. Pte. (d.11th Oct 1918)
  • Brown Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Brown W.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Bryson Elmer Clark. Lt. (d.8th Oct 1916)
  • Buckingham William. Pte. (d.15th September 1916)
  • Buckley Alexander Henry. Cpl. (d.2 September 1918)
  • Bull William Frederick. Pte. (d.14th Aug 1916)
  • Bullen Earnest John. Pte. (d.27th Oct 1916)
  • Bullen Francis William. Pte. (d.17th July 1915)
  • Bulley Elvin Spencer. L/Cpl. (d.17th Sep 1916)
  • Bullus Ralph Henry Samuel. Pte.
  • Burgess William Henry Langdon. Capt. (d.20th Jul 1916)
  • Burke James. Pte. (d.27th Sep 1918)
  • Burlingham William Robert. Pte.
  • Burns James. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Busley Sydney Ernest Victor. Pte. (d.16th Sept 1916)
  • Butler Alexander. Trpr. (d.2nd Jul 1916)
  • Butler Herbert Ormonde. Pte.
  • Butler Patrick. Sgt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Butterfield Thomas. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Butters Stanley Hylton. Pte.
  • Byrne Hedley John. Rflmn. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Cairns Michael Mitchell. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Calvert Lewis C.. Pte. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Cameron John.
  • Campbell Lawford Burne. Lt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Campling Thomas. Pte.
  • Cardy William Thomas. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Carlin Issac. L/Cpl. (d.31st Dec 1916)
  • Carling Thomas. Rfmn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Carr Albert. Gnr. (d.14th Jul 1916)
  • Carr George. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Carr John. Cpl. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Carr William. L/Cpl
  • Carroll Matthew. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Carroll William. Pte. (d.16th Nov 1916 )
  • Carter Edward Blackey. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Carter John T.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Carter Robert Burnside. Capt.
  • Carton Adrian. Lt.Gn.
  • Carton Hugh. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Casey Robert. Pte.
  • Castleton Claud Charles. Sgt. (d.29th Jul 1916)
  • Cather Geoffrey St. George Shillington. Lt. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Caulfield Thomas. Rfmn. (d.14th Nov 1916)
  • Charlton William C.. (d.29th Nov 1916)
  • Charters Peter. Lcpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Chavasse Noel Godfrey. Capt. (d.4th Aug 1917)
  • Cherry Percy Herbert. Capt. (d.27th March 1917)
  • Chilton Robert. L/Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Chrisp John. L/Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Clark Bert. Sgt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Clarke James Henry Fisher. 2nd Lt.
  • Clarke John Alfred William. Pte. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Clarke Samuel James. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Clement Frank Malcolm Louis. Pte. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Cleminson Charles Norman. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Cleverley Arthur John. Cpl.
  • Cleverton Robert. Pte.
  • Coar Edward Roland. 2nd Lt. (d.8th Jan 1918)
  • Cocker George William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Cockfield C. F.. Lt. (d.Aug 1916)
  • Coleman Christopher. Pte. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Collins James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Comer Frederick G. Pte. (d.27th Aug1918)
  • Congreve William La Touche. Major. (d.20th July 1916)
  • Conlon John. Pte. (d.3rd July 1916)
  • Connelly Tom. Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Connolly Michael. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Conroy William Henry. Pte (d. 7th July 1916)
  • Constantine Robert. Sgt. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Cook Herbert. Pte. (d.9th Apr 1917)
  • Cook James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Cook John. Pte. (d.15th Sept 1916)
  • Cook John Eaden. Pte. (d.20th July 1916)
  • Cook Walter. Pte (d.23rd Jul 1916)
  • Cooling Albert Ernest. 2nd Lt.
  • Corfield Henry. Pte. (d.22nd Aud 1916)
  • Corrigan Albert Victor Ernest. (d.27th March 1917)
  • Corrigan John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Cosson John George. 2nd Lt. (d.7th Aug 1916)
  • Cotterell Leslie Malcolm. Pte.
  • Coulson John. Pte. (d.22nd Nov 1916)
  • Coulson John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Covel William. Pte.
  • Cowie Walter James. Pte. (d.23rd Aug 1916)
  • Cox Arthur Howard. Pte. (d.7th Sep 1918)
  • Cox Charles. Sjt.Mjr. (d.5th Aug 1916 )
  • Cox Walter Thomas. Pte. (d.15th July 1916)
  • Craddock Michael. Pte. (d.7th Sep 1916)
  • Craig Archibald. Pte. (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Crane William. (d.26th Sep 1916)
  • Craven William Allen. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Crawford Frederick Thomas Edward. Rfm. (d.15th Apr 1917)
  • Craymer Douglas Charles. 2nd Lt. (d.15th Sep 1918)
  • Cree John Wyse Scott. Sgt.
  • Creighton John W.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Croft John Hector. Pte.
  • Crompton James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Cross John. Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Cross Thomas Edward. L/Cpl. (d.10th July 1916)
  • Crouden James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Crozier James. Pte. (d.27th Feb 1916)
  • Cumming Matthew Maughan. Pte. (d.28th Jul 1916)
  • Cummings J. W.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Cummings Matthew Maughan. Pte. (d.28th July 1916)
  • Curson Alexander George. L/Cpl. (d.19th July 1916)
  • Daglish W.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Daniells Frank. Capt.
  • Davidson Samuel. WO2.
  • Davies Edward. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Davis George Henry. Pte. (d.9th Jul 1916)
  • Davis Henry. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Davison Richard. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Day William. Pte. (d.30th Aug 1918)
  • De Wind Edmund. 2nd Lt. (d.21 March 1918)
  • Dean Daniel. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Dearing Edward. Pte. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Delaney James. Gnr. (d.24th Dec 1916)
  • Dempster Thomas. Pte.
  • Denison Thomas William. L/Cpl. (d.5th to 10th Oct. 1916)
  • Devine James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Diamond John.
  • Dickinson Joseph Riley. Pte. (d.14th July 1916)
  • Dickinson William. Sjt.
  • Dickson William James. Cpl.
  • Didcock Reuben. CSM. (d.24th Aug 1916)
  • Disley William James. Pte.
  • Dixon John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Dobinson Robert. Pte. (d.1st July 1916 )
  • Dobson Samuel James. Pte. (d.11th Nov 1919)
  • Docherty Charles. Pte. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Dodds Tom. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Doherty John. Pte. (d.21st Jan 1916)
  • Donald David. Pte.
  • Donaldson John. Sgt. (d.8th July 1916)
  • Donnan George Albert. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Donnelly James. Staff Sgt.
  • Donnelly Lawrence P.. Sgt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Dooner Stephen Alex. L/Cpl. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Dornan William James. Cpl.
  • Dorrell James Henry. Gnr/Bombdr
  • Dorschell James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Douglas-Hamilton Lesley Reginald Coventry. Mjr. (d.24th Jul 1916)
  • Dourish John W.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Drake Denis Timothy. Sgt. (d.11th Jun 1917)
  • Drughorn William Frederick. Pte. (d.15th July 1916)
  • Duckett Kenneth Lees. 2nd Lt. (d.22nd Aug 1916)
  • Duffy Mathew. Sgt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Duffy Matthias. Spr. (d.14th July 1917)
  • Duggan Michael. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Duighan Philip. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Duke George Edward. L/Cpl. (d.1st July 1916 )
  • Dunne Patrick. Pte. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Durrant Charles Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Earl Thomas. Pte. (d.14th Jul 1916)
  • Eastman Frederick William. Pte.
  • Eddon Joseph Edwards. Pte. (d.2nd October 1916)
  • Edwards Henry. Pte.
  • Egan James Patrick. Pte. (d.14th Apr 1917)
  • Eglington Thomas. Pte. (d.7th Aug 1917)
  • Ellis George Robert. Pte.
  • Errington Joseph. Pte. (d.20th Oct 1916)
  • Erwin Alfred Douglas Black . Pte. (d.5th Aug 1915)
  • Evans George. Pte. (d.10th Nov 1917)
  • Evans John Alexander. Rflmn. (d.15th Sep1916)
  • Evans Thomas. L/Cpl. (d.9th Jul 1916)
  • Eyles Thomas Charles. Pte. (d.15th Oct 1916)
  • Fairhurst Matthew. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Farr Harry T.. Pte. (d.18th Oct 1916)
  • Farran George Francis. Mjr. (d.18th July 1916)
  • Farrell James. Sgt. (d.29th August 1916)
  • Farrell Michael. Pte. (d.5th Sep 1916)
  • Farrington Orlando. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Fenwick Arthur. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ferguson Alexander Ogston. Pte. (d.20th Aug 1916)
  • Ferguson George. Sgt. (d.15th Aug 1916)
  • Fielding William Thomas. Pte. (d.19th Oct 1916)
  • Findlay Angus. Spr.
  • Findlay Angus. L/Cpl.
  • Findlay Malcolm. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Finlay George Lush. Capt. (d.9th Feb 1919)
  • Fitts Sydney Albert. Pte. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • Flack George Alfred John. Pte. (d.15th Oct 1916)
  • Fleming Harry. Pte.
  • Forbes George. Pte.
  • Forrest George Scott. Pte. (d.16th Sept 1916)
  • Forster George. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Foster Arthur Septimus. Pte. (d.28th April 1917)
  • Foster Henry. Sgt. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Foster James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Fowler Robert Wilfrid. (d.30th Nov 1917)
  • Fox Albert. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Fox Ernest. Pte.
  • Freeman Neils. Bugler. (d.9th Jun 1916)
  • Freyberg Bernard. Lt.Gen.
  • Friel Edward. Pte. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Frith Frederick. Pte.
  • Fryer John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Fulwell Albert. Pte. (d.2nd July 1916 )
  • Gaines Ernest. Pte. (d.5th Jul 1916)
  • Gains Tom. Pte. (d.17th Sep 1916)
  • Gamage Frederick William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Game Herbert. A/Sgt. (d.15th Oct 1916)
  • Ganderton Thomas Henry . Pte. (d.10th Jul 1916)
  • Gardner James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Garrett Benjamin. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Garrington Frederick. Pte. (d.12th July 1916)
  • Garside Robert Taylor. CQMS
  • Gater Herbert. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Gault James. Pte.
  • Geary William George. Pte. (d.30th Sept1916)
  • Gibson James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Gibson Malcolm. Pte. (d.18th Jul 1916)
  • Gibson William. Pte.
  • Gilbert William. Sgt.
  • Gill James Henry. Pte. (d.8th Jul 1916 )
  • Gillespie George Andrew. Rfmn. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • Gilliland Hodgson Stewart. Lt.
  • Gilroy Hugh. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Girling Thomas William Carter. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Gissing Walter Leonard. Rflmn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Gittens Francis Owen. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Gleaden Joe. Pte.
  • Godfrey William James. C/Sgt (d.21st July 1916)
  • Godsmark Fred Bell. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Goff Charles Edward. Lt.Col. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • Gogarty Christopher. Pte. (d.30th March 1918)
  • Goldspink Charles Samuel. L/Cpl. (d.19th Jul 1916)
  • Gordon Thomas Alexander. Sgt. (d.2nd Feb 1918)
  • Gowan Arthur Blackwood. Lt. (d.14th Jul 1916)
  • Gower William John. L/Cpl. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Graham Charles. Pte. (d.5th July 1916)
  • Graham Robert. Pte. (d.21st Nov 1917)
  • Grainger Thomas. Pte.
  • Grant George Robert. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Grant S.. Pte. (d.13th July 1916)
  • Grantham George R.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Gray Sydney Robert. Rflmn.
  • Green Albert William Charles. Pte.
  • Green George. Pte. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Green James. Pte. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Green John. Pte. (d.14th July 1916)
  • Green John Leslie. Cpt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Greenwell George Hall.
  • Gregory Charles. Sgt. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Gregory Walter Stanley. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Grimley Albert E.. Pte. (d.7th July 1916)
  • Grundy Charles. Pte. (d.27th Oct 1918)
  • Guest Henry.
  • Gutberlet Charles William. Pte. (d.15th Sept 1916)
  • Hackett Albert Edwin. Spr. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Hackett Anthony. Pte.
  • Hadden Ernest Samuel. Rfmn. (d.3rd Jul 1916)
  • Hadley Edgar William. Pte. (d.4th Oct 1916)
  • Hagan D.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hailey Peter. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hall Edward. Pte. (d.15th Aug 1916)
  • Hall Issac. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hall William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Halsall Henry Edward. L/Cpl. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Hamilton Geoffrey Cecil Monck. 2nd Lt. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Hamilton John Irvine. Rflmn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hampton Samuel.
  • Hancock James Henry. Pte. (d.7th Jul 1916)
  • Hancock James Henry. Pte. (d.7th Jul 1916)
  • Handy Arthur James. Pte. (d.22nd Mar 1918)
  • Hanley Michael. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hanley William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hanna William. Pte. (d.3rd Oct 1918)
  • Hanson C.. Pte. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Harding Harold Charles. Pte.
  • Harding James. A/Cpl. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Hardy Henry. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Harfield Wilfred Charles. Pte. (d.5th July 1916)
  • Harper Frederick. (d.24th Jul 1916)
  • Harris Arthur. Pte.
  • Harris Arthur. Pte.
  • Harris Edward James. Sgt. (d.22nd Sep 1918)
  • Harrold John. Lpcl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Harvey E.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Harvey Herbert. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Hastings Samuel. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hawksley John Plunkett Verney. Lt.Col. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • Hayes Claude Patrick Julian. Capt. (d.9th Aug 1916)
  • Haywood William. Grdsmn.
  • Healey James. Sgt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Healey John Frederick. Lt. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Heaney Patrick. Pte. (d.21st Jul 1916)
  • Heath Arthur. Cpl. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Heath George Robert. Rfmn.
  • Henderson James. Pte. (d.1st July, 1916)
  • Henderson Robert. Pte. (d.25th Sep 1916)
  • Herbert Percy Robert. Capt (d.13th Oct 1916)
  • Heron George. CCpl. (d.20 November 1917)
  • Hetherington John Wesley. S/Sgt.
  • Heywood James Robert . Pte. (d.21st Aug 1916)
  • Hibbett Arthur Hubert. Pte.
  • Hill Hugh Henry. L/Cpl. (d.3rd Jul 1917)
  • Hill Richard Harry. Pte. (d.30th September 1916)
  • Hillington R.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hilton Ernest. Pte.
  • Hindmore Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hines John Cecil Newhall. CSM.
  • Hipwell Charles Alfred Edward. Rfm. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Hirst William. 2nd Lt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hiscox Frederick Herbert. Pte. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Hitchen George Henry. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hockley John Robert. Pte. (d.3rd July 1916)
  • Hodson Joseph. Pte. (d.15th Oct 1916)
  • Holden Richard. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Holliday George. Fus. (d.10th Aug 1916)
  • Holmes Alexander. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Holms Peter. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hone Nathaniel Frederick.
  • Hopkins Emsley. L/Cpl. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Horne Arthur. Pte.
  • Housby George William. L/Cpl. (d.15th July 1916)
  • Houston James. Cpl.
  • Howard Percy. Pte. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Howarth John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Howe Joseph T.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Howey Charles. L/Cpl. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Howey John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Howitt Albert Edward. Cpl.
  • Hudson James Arthur. Pte. (d.6th Aug 1916)
  • Hughes Charles Aloyious. Pte. (d.1st July 1914)
  • Hughes Charles Aloyious. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Hughes Charles A.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Hughes George E.. L/Cpl. (d.23rd Nov 1916)
  • Hughes Hugh Elias. Pte.
  • Humphries William John. Cpl.
  • Hunt William G.. Pte. (d.14th Nov 1916)
  • Hunter Douglas. Sgt.
  • Iley John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ingham Ernest. Sgt. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Ingoe Herbert. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Jacka Albert. Capt
  • Jackson Albert Daniel. L/Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Jackson James W.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Jackson William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Jameison Joseph. Sgt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • James Frank. Pte.
  • James John. Pte. (d.17th July 1916)
  • James W.. Pte.
  • James Walter. Pte. (d.20th Aug 1916)
  • Jameson George Brumwell. Cpl.
  • Jamison William. Sgt.
  • Jarvis Henry. Sgt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Jeffery Charles. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Jenkins Frank Mason. L/Sjt. (d.8th May 1918)
  • Jenkins Walter Cecil. Pte. (d.30th June 1916)
  • Johnson David. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Johnson Joseph William. Pte.
  • Johnson Norris Riddley. Cpl. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Jones Dennis. Cpl.
  • Jones Frederick Thomas. Pte.
  • Jones Millard Fillmore. Pte. (d.17th Dec 1916)
  • Jones Thomas Arthur. Pte. (d.20th Jul 1916)
  • Jordan Lawrence. Pte. (d.23rd July 1916)
  • Jordan Walter Henry. Pte. (d.7th Oct 1916)
  • Joyce John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Joyce William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Jude Leo Gerald Simon. Capt. (d.18th Nov 1916)
  • Kaneney Peter. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Kaye Joseph. Pte.
  • Keane William. 2ndLt.
  • Kearns Michael L.. Pte.
  • Keay Charles. L/Sjt.
  • Keegan John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Kelly Francis. Pte. (d.25th July 1916)
  • Kelly Patrick. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Kelly Samuel. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Kemp Charles Henry. Pte. (d.11th Oct 1916)
  • Kennedy William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Kennefick Edward Hammerton. Capt. (d.8th July 1916)
  • Kent George Edmund. Spr.
  • Ketley George Albert. Pte. (d.3rd Oct 1916)
  • Kettle Alf.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Kidger Cornelius. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Killingley Hastings G.. Lt. (d.23rd Oct 1916)
  • Kind Robert. 2nd Lt.
  • Kindell Percival Kinghorn. Pte.
  • King Thomas William. Sgt.
  • Kirby Arthur Lesley. Sgt.
  • Kirkby Herbert. L/Cpl. (d.31st Mar 1918)
  • Kirkum Bertie.
  • Kirman Charles H.. Pte. (d.23rd Sep 1917)
  • Knott John Henry. Pte. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Knox William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Lamb Joseph. Cpl.
  • Lamb Lawrence. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Lamble Frederick. Pte. (d.30th July 1916)
  • Langston William.
  • Lapslie Joseph Henry. Pte. (d.30th Jul 1916)
  • Larmour William. Rflmn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Lascelles Frederick. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Lauder George Herbert. L/Cpl. (d.25th Nov 1917)
  • Laurence Stuart. 2nd Lt. (d.17th Sep 1917)
  • Laverty John. L/Cpl. (d.20th Nov 1917)
  • Lawrence Leonard. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Lawrence William. Rflmn.
  • Lawson David Slater. Pte. (d.10th July 1916)
  • Learmonth Charles Allen. 2nd Lt. (d.9th Oct 1917)
  • Lee Daniel Walter. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Leech James Thomas. Pte. (d.28th Apr 1916)
  • Leggott Robert Henry. Pte. (d.25th September 1916)
  • Lenox-Conyngham J. A.M.. Lt.Col. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Leonardi James. L/Cpl.
  • Lewis Charles Herbert. L/Cpl.
  • Lewis William. Rfmn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Liddle Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Lidgley John Charles. Pte. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Lightfoot Richard. Sgt.Maj.
  • Lightfoot William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Llewellyn Thomas G.. Sgt. (d.7th Jul 1916)
  • Lloyd Thomas. Pte. (d.17th Nov 1916)
  • Lofthouse W.. Cpl. (d.5th July 1916)
  • London James S.. Fus.
  • Longshaw Alfred. Pte. (d.1st Dec 1916)
  • Low Thomas. Pte. (d.29th Jul 1916)
  • Lowe Albert Samuel. Pte.
  • Lucas Ernest Henry Austin. 2nd Lt (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Lunnon Walter Ernest. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Lunt Edward. Able Sea. (d.26th Oct 1917)
  • Lynch Colmer William Donald. Lt.Col. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Lynch Hugh. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Lyon Samuel Ignatius. Pte. (d.20th Aug 1916)
  • Macbeth William. Sgt. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Mackay Angus. Cpl. (d.5th May 1917)
  • Mackie R.. Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • MacLachlan Alexander. Cpl. (d.4th November 1918)
  • Maile Thomas Henry. Cpl. (d.17th or 27th Aug 1916)
  • Malia Patrick. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Malone John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Maloney Patrick. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Mann Alexander James. 2nd Lt. (d.10th Apr 1917)
  • Manton William Frederick. L/Cpl. (d.14th Jul 1916 )
  • Mantova John Steven. Pte.
  • Marchant Ernest William. Pte.
  • Margrove Frederick George. Pte. (d.2nd Nov1917)
  • Mariner William. Rflmn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Marling William Robert. L/Sjt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Marple Herbert William. Pte.
  • Martin Henry. Able Sea. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Martin Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Mason Alfred. Cpl (d.1st July 1916)
  • Mason Henry. Pte. (d.17th Jan 1918)
  • Mason John Joseph. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Mathewson W.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Mathias Stanley Mostyn. Gnr. (d.25th December 1914)
  • Matthews Frank Harold. Pte.
  • Maxwell Henry. Capt. (d.10th Oct 1916)
  • May Martin. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Mayell James Richard. Spr. (d.20th May 1917)
  • McAllister Frank. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McAndrew Owen. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McAvoy Arthur. Pte. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • McCabe Patrick. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McCabe Patrick. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McCann James. L/Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McCarthy Albert Cornelius. Cpl.
  • McCaw Thomas. Sgt. (d.3rd July 1916)
  • McChesney Robert. L/Cpl. (d.4th July 1916)
  • McChesney Robert. L/Cpl. (d.4th July 1916)
  • McClelland William John. Rflmn.
  • McCoy Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McCrory Samuel. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • McCullough Joseph Craig . Rfmn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • McDonald C. A.. RfM. (d.7th Nov 1918)
  • McDonald Matthew. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McElduff Dan. Capt.
  • McEwan William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McGill John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McGrath Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McGrath William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McHugh Joseph. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McHugh Michael. Pte.
  • McIvor James. Pte. (d.16th Mar 1916)
  • McKeating John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McKee Edward. Pte. (d.10th Oct 1916)
  • McKee Patrick. Pte. (d.20th Nov 1917)
  • McKenna John. Bdr. (d.22nd Jun 1916)
  • McKenzie Norman George. Pte. (d.14th Nov 1916)
  • McLaren George. Pte. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • McLauchlan James Smith. Pte. (d.18th Aug 1916)
  • McLaughlin James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McLoughlin James C. Cpl.
  • McMullen John. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • McNair John Alexander. Pte. (d.22nd Aug 1916)
  • McNamara Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • McNeill Peter. Drum Major (d.20th Nov 1917)
  • McPartland John. Pte. (d.4th Sep 1916)
  • McRae James. Pte. (d.2nd Dec 1916)
  • McSherry James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Melsom Harold. Pte. (d.5th Jul 1916)
  • Meredith Charles James. Pte. (d.27th July 1916)
  • Metcalfe James Thomas. Sgt. (d. )
  • Middlemass Wilf.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Middleton Alfred. Cpl. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Middleton Alfred. Cpl. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Milburn Ern.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Miles A. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Miles Albert John. Rflmn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Miles William George. Rflmn. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Miller William N.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Mills Joseph James. Pte.
  • Milson William James Denton. Sgt. (d.4th July 1916)
  • Milton Joseph John. Pte. (d.16th Sept 1916)
  • Milton William Robert. Sgt. (d.24th Oct 1918)
  • Mirfield Alfred John. Pte
  • Mitchell James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Mitton Harry Collingwood. Pte. (d.29th Sep 1916)
  • Moffett William. Pte. (d.29th Sep 1916)
  • Mole Alex. (d.11th Sep 1916 )
  • Molloy John T.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Moon Frederick. L/Cpl. (d.26th July 1916)
  • Moon William Alfred. L/Cpl. (d.21st Nov 1916)
  • Moore Arthur. Pte.
  • Moore Edward Thomas. Pte. (d.19th Jul 1916)
  • Moore Frederick James.
  • Moore Robert. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Moran John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Moreland James Loftus. Pte. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Morley Marmaduke. Lt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Morris James William. Pte. (d.2nd Oct 1916)
  • Morrison William Elias.
  • Moss Charles Herbert Moss. A/Sgt.
  • Muir Frank. Bmdr. (d.30th Sep 1916)
  • Mullinger Daniel. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Mulvey James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Mummery William. (d.30th September 1916)
  • Mundy Samuel. Pte. (d.9th Sep 1918)
  • Murphy Peter. Pte. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Musgrove George Ernest. Pte. (d.4th Jul 1916)
  • Myers Walter James. Pte.
  • Nash Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Neesam Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Nelson W. B.. Pte. (d.11th Aug 1916)
  • Nevin Daniel Patrick. Pte. (d.22nd Mar 1918)
  • Newland James Ernest. Cpt
  • Newton William Trafford. Lt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Nicholls Arthur. Pte.
  • Nichols Owen. Pte. (d.25th Oct 1916)
  • Nicol Archibald. Pte. (d.30th Jul 1916)
  • Norgrove Albert. Pte. (d.30th Sept 1916)
  • Northwood Richard. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Noulton Henry. Pte.
  • Noulton Henry. Dvr.
  • Nuttall Wilson. L/Cpl. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • O'Brien Alexander. Pte. (d.12th Oct 1916)
  • O'Brien Arthur. Sgt. (d.4th Sep 1916)
  • O'Connor John. Pte (d.2nd Mar 1917)
  • O'Keeffe Patrick. Pte. (d.1st Sep 1916)
  • O'Kell John Edward. Pte. (d.18th Oct 1916)
  • O'Neill Frederick. 2nd Lt. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • OHalloran William Henry. Sgt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Oliver Walter Stanley Victor. 2nd Lt.
  • ONiell Joseph F.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ord George Henry. Pte.
  • Ord Josiah. Sgt.
  • Ormrod Harry. Lt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Osgood Albert William. Pte. (d.30th July 1916)
  • Pacey Arthur. Rifleman (d.12th Sept 1916)
  • Padden John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Page Harold James. Capt.
  • Painter Herbert George. CSM. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Palmer H.. Pte. (d.27th Oct 1916)
  • Palmer Robert. Pte. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Palmer William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Pamphlett Charles. Pte.
  • Pankhurst Horace. RfM. (d.16th July 1916)
  • Parker George William. L/Cpl.
  • Parker Thomas Henry. A/Cpl. (d.6th Nov 1916)
  • Parkes Alexander Henry. Pte. (d.1st Sep 1916)
  • Parkes Alfred. Pte.
  • Parrish Henry. Sgt. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Partridge Heber William Henry. Sgt.
  • Pascoe John Frederick. Cpl.
  • Paterson Herbert George.
  • Payne Archibald Mark. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Payton Patrick. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Pearce John R. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Penfold George. Pte. (d.14th July 1916)
  • Perry Jabez. Pte. (d.24th Jul 1916)
  • Perry Reginald. Sgt. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Philbin William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Philipson George. Pte. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Phillips Major. L/Cpl. (d.31st July 1917)
  • Phillips Walter Arthur. Rflman. (d.13th Oct 1917)
  • Phippen Francis J.. Pte. (d.21st Jul 1916)
  • Pickles Thomas. Cpl. (d.10th June 1918)
  • Pike James. Rflmn. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Pike James. Rflmn. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Pilkington George William. Spr.
  • Pinder Henry Francis. Pte. (d.21st July 1916)
  • Pitman Godfrey Hugh. Pte. (d.17th July 1916)
  • Pitts Tom L.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Platt Robert William . Pte.
  • Plested Tom. Pte. (d.5th July 1916)
  • Poet James Henry. Pte. (d.15th July 1916)
  • Pope Charles. Lt.
  • Porter Fred.
  • Potts William Irwin. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Preece Richard. Sgt. (d.5th Nov 1918)
  • Preston James Routledge. Pte. (d.25th May 1916)
  • Preston Simon. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Pretty Frederick Luce. Cpl.
  • Price Tom A. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Prince John. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Pritchard Reginald Samuel. Pte. (d.21st Nov 1916)
  • Prosser Alfred Sydne. Pte. (d.5th Sep 1916)
  • Purdy William. Pte. (d.2nd July 1916)
  • Quigley Joseph. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Quinn John.
  • Quinn Patrick. Pte. (d.9th July 1916)
  • Radford Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Railton Alexander. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ramsay Norman. 2nd Lt. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Ramsey Alexander. Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ramshaw Robert. Pte. (d.14th Nov 1916)
  • Rannigan John. Pte. (d.15th Nov 1916)
  • Ratcliffe A. Victor. Lt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ratcliffe Victor. Lt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Reeves Jesse. Pte (d.6th Aug 1916)
  • Regan John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Reid Martin. Pte.
  • Rendall Hector. Pte. (d.10th July 1916)
  • Rennie Thomas. Pte (d.19th Aug 1916)
  • Reynolds Alfred Henry Price. Pte. (d.3rd July 1916)
  • Rhodes James. Pte. (d.5th Dec 1916)
  • Richards Ernest. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Richardson James Clelland. Piper. (d.9th Oct 1916)
  • Richardson James Baker. Sgt.
  • Richardson John. Pte. (d.18th Sep 1916)
  • Richardson Joseph. CSM. (d.8th July 1916)
  • Richardson Robert. Pte. (d.26th Sept 1916)
  • Richardson Thomas George. Pte. (d.17th Jul 1916 )
  • Richardson Tom. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ridgway Benjamin Wilfred. Pte. (d.30th July 1916)
  • Ridgway William Henry. L/Sgt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Riley Thomas. Capt. (d.5th Aug 1916)
  • Rimington Tom. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Roberts Albert Ernest. Pte.
  • Roberts Albert John. Sgt.
  • Roberts John. Pte. (d.31st July 1916)
  • Roberts Lionel John. 2nd Lt. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Roberts Robert. Pte. (d.8th Oct 1916)
  • Roberts William W.. Pte. (d.29th May 1916)
  • Roberts William. Pte. (d.15th Jun 1917)
  • Robertson Douglas Forbes. 2/Lt. (d.26th Sep 1916)
  • Robertson Mowbray Mitcalfe. (d.31st Aug 1916)
  • Robins Arthur. Sgt. (d.14th Oct 1918)
  • Robinson Joseph Best. Pte.
  • Robinson Robert Beeley. Rfm. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Robinson Robert D.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Robinson Thomas W. . Pte. (d.1st July 1916 )
  • Robson George. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Robson James. Pte. (d.15th September 1916)
  • Robson Matthew. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Rogan Martin. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Rogers John. Pte. (d.9th Mar 1917)
  • Rogerson William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Romanini Louis. Rflmn. (d.7th Aug 1916)
  • Rook Morton. Pte.
  • Roper William. Pte. (d.17th Sep 1916)
  • Rose Edward. Pte.
  • Rose Reginald. Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ross Harold. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ross John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Roulston Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Rourke James. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Rowan Edward. L/Cpl. (d.26th Sep 1916)
  • Rowan John. Pte. (d.18th Oct 1916)
  • Rowberry William. L/Sgt. (d.18th Nov 1916)
  • Rowell William. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Rowlands Edward. Pte. (d.11th Sep 1916)
  • Ryan Michael. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Sanderson James H.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Saunders Archibald Sidney. Rfn. (d.22nd Mar 1918)
  • Saunders James. Pte. (d.18th July 1916)
  • Scollen John. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Scott Henry Arthur. L/Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Scott Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Scuddan Alfred. Pte. (d.5th Oct 1916)
  • Shaw Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Shea Michael Joseph. Able Sea. (d.19th Nov 1916)
  • Shepherd Henry. Pte. (d.7th Jul 1916)
  • Shepherd John. Pte. (d.21st Nov 1917)
  • Shields John James. Sgt. (d.10th Jul 1916)
  • Shine James. Chaplain. (d.21st April 1918)
  • Simm Richard. Pte.
  • Simmons James W.. Pte. (d.19th Aug 1916)
  • Simpson Arthur. Cpl. (d.25th Nov 1915)
  • Simpson William John Sydney. Lt.
  • Slack Albert Edward. Sgt. (d.19th Jul 1916)
  • Slater Joseph Howard. Pte. (d.1st Oct 1916)
  • Slavin James Francis. Pte.
  • Smelt John. Pte. (d.5th June 1916)
  • Smith Albert. Rflmn. (d.9th October 1916)
  • Smith Alfred Wilson. Spr.
  • Smith Arthur. Pte. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Smith Frank Andrews. Rfmn. (d.7th Dec 1917)
  • Smith Fred. Pte. (d.20th Oct 1918)
  • Smith Guy Wilfred. 2nd Lt.
  • Smith John Edward. Pte. (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Smith Joseph Arthur. Pte. (d.12th Feb 1917)
  • Smith Leonard. L/Cpl.
  • Smith Michael. Pte. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Smith Walter. Pte.
  • Smurthwaite William. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Snowden Robert. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Somers James. Sgt. (d.7th May 1918)
  • Sontag Hughie James. Pte. (d.20th July 1916)
  • Sontag Hughie James. Pte. (d.20th July 1916)
  • Sowerby Arthur.
  • Sparham William Albert Ward. Pte. (d.6th Oct 1916)
  • Speight Thomas. Pte. (d.19th July 1916)
  • Spencer Francis Patrick. Pte.
  • Spring Frederick Gordon. Brib-Gen.
  • Staff John. Pte. (d.21st July 1916)
  • Stanley Richard. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Starkie Richard. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Steel Edward. Pte.
  • Stephenson T.. COMS. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Stevenson John Henry. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Stevenson Tom Walker. Pte.
  • Stevenson William McQuatter. Pte. (d.6th July 1916)
  • Steward Alfred. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Stewart Charles Edward. Pte. (d.30th July 1916)
  • Stockton Robert. Dvr.
  • Stokes-Hatte Edward. 2nd Lt. (d.15th/16th Aug 1917)
  • Stones Joseph William. L/Cpl. (d.18th Jan 1917)
  • Strong Thomas. Spr. (d.6th Apr 1916)
  • Sturdy Charles. Pte. (d.7th July 1916)
  • Sutton Cecil Glendy. Gnr.
  • Swalwell Archibald Joseph. Pte.
  • Swanston John. L/Cpl. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Swift Walter. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Symes George William. 2nd Lt.
  • Symonds Frederick Charles. Cpl. (d.8th Oct 1918)
  • Tanney Daniel. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Tardif Valentine Sullock Aveline. L/Cpl. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Tate Lionel Percy. 2nd Lt. (d.4th Nov 1918)
  • Taylor Albert Edward. (d.19 October 1916)
  • Taylor George. Pte. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Taylor John. Pte. (d.27th Jan 1917)
  • Taylor John Richard. Sgt.
  • Taylor Joseph Alfred . Rfn.
  • Taylor Thomas William. Pte. (d.7th Oct 1916)
  • Taylor William. L/Cpl. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Thomas Francis Albert. Pte.
  • Thomas Samuel. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Thompson John Frederick. Pte. (d.31st Jul 1917)
  • Thompson Patrick J.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Thompson William Edward. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Thurlaway Edward. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Timms John Henry. Pte. (d.16th Jul 1916)
  • Tipping Alfred. Pte. (d.22nd Oct 1916)
  • Tipping Alfred. Pte. (d.22nd Oct 1916)
  • Toman Patrick. Sgt.
  • Tongue J.. Pte. (d.8th Jan 1917)
  • Topping James.
  • Towell John. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Towle Hezekiah. Pte. (d.7th April 1917)
  • Townsend Richard Stapleton Barry. Lt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Townson Henry. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Tranter Henry Isaac. Pte. (d.28th Aug1916)
  • Truett Arthur. L/Cpl. (d.10th Oct 1916)
  • Trusler Harry. Pte. (d.30th Sep 1916)
  • Tucker Lione Louis Clerici. 2nd Lt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Tuffery Harold. Cpl. (d.20th Jul 1916 )
  • Tullett Henry William. Pte. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Tumilson Robert. Pte.
  • Tunley W.. Lcpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Turnbull Andrew. Pte. (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Turnbull Richard. A/L/Cpl. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Turner Angus. L/Cpl.
  • Turner J.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Turner John Henry Edward. Rflmn.
  • Turner Samuel.
  • Turpin Lionel Fitzherbert. Rflmn.
  • Underwood David. Pte. (d.29th Sep 1916)
  • Varney Arthur. Sgt. (d.4th Oct 1918)
  • Vayro Thomas. Sgt
  • Venus Walter. Pte. (d.7th Jul 1916)
  • Vernon Frederick Lewis. Capt. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Waddle John Crow. Pte. (d.12th Oct 1916)
  • Wainwright Albert. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Wake Mathew. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Wakelin Albert Edward. Pte.
  • Walker Jacob. Pte. (d.30th Jul 1916)
  • Walker John. Pte. (d.10th Jun 1917)
  • Wallace Alexander. L/Sgt. (d.23rd Dec 1916)
  • Wallace John. Cpl.
  • Wallace Robinson. 2/Lt. (d.2nd Oct 1916)
  • Walton Ernest. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Walton Ernest. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Walton John George. Dvr. (d.30th Sep 1916)
  • Ward Benjamin. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Ward James. Cpl. (d.7th Jul 1918)
  • Warhurst Harold Bown. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Warminger Herbert Percy. AC1. (d.25th Aug 1916)
  • Warren Joseph Cecil. Pte.
  • Warriss William M.. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Waterman Alfred. Gnr. (d.17th Sep 1916)
  • Watson Harold. L/Cpl. (d.24th Oct 1916)
  • Watson Thomas. Pte. (d.16th Sep 1917)
  • Way Marshall Western Moore. L/Cpl. (d.31st Aug 1916)
  • Weatherhead Henry Kenneth. Rflmn. (d.10th Sept 1916)
  • Webb John Francis. Pte.
  • Webb Leonard James. Pte. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Webber Henry. Lt. (d.21st July 1916)
  • Webster Alexander. L/Cpl. (d.24th July 1916)
  • Weedon William Arthur. A/Sgt.
  • Wells Alfred George. Cpl. (d.26th Jun 1917)
  • Wells William James. Pte.
  • Welsh William. Pte. (d.18th Oct 1916)
  • Wharton George Bertie. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Wheat William. Pte. (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • White James Alban Charles. L/Cpl.
  • White Nathan. 2/Lt. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • White Stewart Alexander. Capt. (d.3rd July 1916)
  • White Thomas. Pte. (d.13th July 1916)
  • White William Harper. Pte
  • Whittington Henry Charles. Sgt.
  • Whitworth Benjamin. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Wicks James William. Pte. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • Wiggins John William. Pte.
  • Wignall George. Pte. (d.3rd July 1916)
  • Wilby Sydney Charles. 2nd Lt.
  • Wild William. CQMS.
  • Wile Ralph. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Wilkin William. A/Cpl. (d.29th Oct 1916)
  • Wilkins George. Cpl. (d.5th July 1916)
  • Wilkinson Alfred Henry. Pte. (d.26th Sep 1916)
  • Wilkinson Thomas Orde Lawder. Lt. (d.5th July 1916)
  • Williams James. Capt. (d.22nd July 1916)
  • Willis Edward Frank. Pte.
  • Willmott Henry George. Sgt. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Wills John George. Pte. (d.14th Jul 1916)
  • Wilson George. Pte. (d.14th Aug 1916)
  • Wilson George. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Wilson John. Pte. (d.2nd Sep 1916)
  • Wilson Robert Sudbury.
  • Wilson Thomas. Pte. (d.27th July 1916)
  • Wilson William Worthington. L/Sgt.
  • Wilton Jesse. Cpl. (d.17th Aug 1916)
  • Wiltshire Frederick John. Rfmn. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Winch Henry George. Pte.
  • Winckles Alfred Charles. Pte. (d.12th Jul 1916)
  • Winter Wilfred Ewart. Sapper
  • Wolstencroft Edward. L/Cpl. (d.14th Mar 1917)
  • Womersley Harry. Pte.
  • Wood Frank Arthur. Gnr. (d.27th Feb 1917)
  • Woods J.. Pte. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Wormald Frederick George. L/Sgt. (d.18th Jul 1916)
  • Wragg Herbert. Pte (d.1st July 1916)
  • Wright George. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Wright John Thomas. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Wright Walter Arthur. Pte. (d.4th May 1918)
  • Wright William.
  • Wright William. Pte. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Wyatt Henry Ernest. Cpl. (d.11th April 1917)
  • Wylie Charles. Pte. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Yarwood Alfred. Pte. (d.31st Oct 1916)
  • Young Alexander. Lt. (d.19th Oct 1916)
  • Young Edward John. Sjt. (d.1st July 1916)

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A Coward If I Return, a Hero If I Fall: Stories of Irish Soldiers in World War I

Neil Richardson


IRELAND'S FORGOTTEN LEGACY In 1914-1918, two hundred thousand Irishmen from all religions and backgrounds went to war. At least thirty-five thousand never came home. Those that did were scarred for the rest of their lives. Many of these survivors found themselves abandoned and ostracised by their countrymen, their voices seldom heard. The book includes: * The Irish soldier firing the first shot * The first Victoria Cross * Leading the way at Gallipoli and the Somme * North and South fighting side by side at Messines Ridge * Ireland's flying aces * Brothers-in-arms -- heart-rending stories of family sacrifice * The lucky escapes of some; the tragic end of others * The homecoming -- why there was no hero's welcome
The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War I

Alan Axelrod Ph.D.


For history buffs, students, and anyone interested in the 20th century, this book reveals why World War I began, explores the "guns of August," describes the horrors of trench warfare and the first uses of poison gas, and explains why the Americans were so slow to enter the war. From the eastern front to the west, from Gallipoli to the Marne, from the Lafayette Escadrillo to Lawrence of Arabia, the book tells the whole story of "the war to end all wars."
The First Day on the Somme 1 July 1916

Martin Middlebrook


On 1 July, 1916, a continous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man's Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and defended by thick barbed wire. By the end of that day, as old tactics were met by the reality of modern warfare, there had been more than 60,000 British casualties - a third of them fatalities. Martin Middlebrook's classic account of the blackest day in the history of the British army draws on official sources, local newspapers, autobiographies, novels and poems from the time. Most importantly, it also takes in the accounts of hundreds of survivors: normal men, many of them volunteers, who found themselves thrown into a scene of unparalleled tragedy and horror. Compelling and intensely moving, it describes the true events behind the sacrifice of a generation of young men - killed as much by the folly of their commanders as by the bullets of their enemies.
The Fierce Light : The Battle of the Somme, July-November 1916 : Prose and Poetry

Anne Powell


At 7.30 am on 1 July 1916, the Battle of the Somme opened when the first waves of the British troops went 'over the top'; by the end of the day nearly 60,000 had become casualties on the 18-mile front; one third of these men had been killed. During the following 140 days the relentless, appalling slaughter continued. By mid November, when the winter weather had set in and the battleground had become a sea of mud, the offensive was halted. The British and French armies had advanced six miles. The combined Allied and German losses were over a million men; 420,000 of those were British. "The Fierce Light" contains a selection of prose and poetry from 38 contemporary British, Australian and New Zealand writers who fought during the Battle of the Somme. Men from different backgrounds tell their terrible stories in powerful and vivid language. The extracts from their published works, depicting the horrendous bloodshed and destruction they experienced, are placed in chronological order betwee
A Short History of World War I

James L. Stokesbury


World War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War. Casualty lists reached unimagined proportions as the same ground -- places like Ypres and the Somme -- was fought over again and again. Other major bloody battles remain vivid in memory to this day: Gallipoli and the Battle of Jutland are but two examples. Europe was at war with itself, and the effect on Western civilization was profound, its repercussions felt even today. World War I saw the introduction of modern technology into the military arena: The tank, airplane, machine gun, submarine, and -- most lethal of all -- poison gas, all received their first widespread use. Professor Stokesbury analyzes these technological innovations and the war's complex military campaigns in lucid detail. At the same time he discusses the great political events that unfolded during the war, such as the Russian Revolution and the end of the Hapsburg dynasty, putting the social and pol
The Canadian Corps in World War I (Men-at-Arms)

Rene Chartrand


In 1914 with a regular army of only 3,110 men Canada was ill-prepared to enter World War I (1914-1918). Yet, in a display of incredible unanimity thousands of young Canadians volunteered to fight for the Allied cause. Ultimately the Canadian contribution was the most important non-British contingent within the vast Allied armies with a total of nearly 700,000 Canadians in uniform. For a nation of only 8 million people this was a remarkable war effort and nearly one of every ten who fought in the war did not return. The Canadians served in all the major conflicts on the Western Front; they were the first troops to suffer a gas attack in 1915 and served at Ypres and the Somme. The Canadian Corps is most famously remembered for their victory at Vimy Ridge one of the major successes of the war. This victory was also a national coming of age, having started the war as a single division under British command, here for the first time the four divisions of the Canadian Corps had attacked a
The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War

Martin Gilbert


"Gilbert has unearthed fascinating details of the campaign . . . An unforgettable read."--The Philadelphia Inquirer At 7:30 a.m. on July 1, 1916, the first Allied soldiers climbed out of their trenches along the Somme River in France and charged into no-man's-land, toward the barbed wire and machine guns at the German front lines. In the months that followed, the fifteen-mile-long territory erupted into the epicenter of the Great War, marking a pivotal moment in both the war and military history as tanks first appeared on the battlefield and air war emerged as a devastating and decisive factor in battle. All told, there were more than one million casualties, with 310,000 men dead in just 138 days. In this vivid account of one of history's most destructive battles, distinguished historian Martin Gilbert tracks the experiences of foot soldiers, generals, and everyone in between. With new photographs, journal entries, original maps, and military planning documents, The Somme is the
A Short Military History of World War I with Atlas

Various


A short history of the campaigns of World War I used as a text at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Covers the Fronties, Marne, East Prussia, Eastern Front, Dardanelles, Verdun-Somme, Italy & the Balkand, Mesopotamia & Palestine, Western Front, The German Drives, and St. Mihiel & Meuse-Argonne Operations.
OTHER SIDE OF THE WIRE VOLUME 2, THE: The Battle of the Somme With the German XIV Reserve Corps, 1 July 1916

Ralph Whitehead


Volume 1 of 'The Other Side of the Wire' told the story of the German XIV Reserve Corps from the initial invasion of the Somme in Northern France in 1914 to the final hours before the momentous battle of 1 July 1916. Volume 2 covers the epic Battle of the Somme and takes the reader through the story of 1 July 1916 as seen from the German defenders. Each part of the great battle, from Gommecourt in the north to Curlu on the bank of the River Somme, is presented from the German perspective of the men who defended their sectors against the British and French offensive. The story of the Germans fighting on the Somme on 1 July 1916 is presented using first hand accounts and regimental histories to provide the reader with a part of the battle long ignored in most histories written since the war.Hundreds of illustrations of the men who fought on the Somme on 1 July are presented to the reader, many previously unpublished from the author's personal collection. Numerous maps provide additional
The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front

Peter Hart


On July 1, 1916, the British Army launched the “Big Push” that was supposed to bring an end to the horrific stalemate on the Western Front between British, French, and German forces. What resulted was one of the greatest single human catastrophes in twentieth century warfare. Scrambling out of trenches in the face of German machine guns and artillery fire, the Allied Powers lost over twenty thousand soldiers that first day. This “battle” would drag on for another four bloody months, resulting in over one million causalities among the three powers. As the oral historian at the Imperial War Museum in London, Peter Hart has brought to light new material never before seen or heard. The Somme is an unparalleled evocation of World War I’s iconic contest—the definitive account of one of the major tragedies of the twentieth century. 32 b&w illustrations
No 56 Sqn RAF/RFC (Aviation Elite Units)

Alex Revell


By the autumn of 1916, with the formation of the new Jagdstaffeln, the pendulum of aerial supremacy had once again swung in favor of the German Air Force. The battle of the Somme in 1916 saw the RFC suffer losses of nearly 400 aircrew between September and November, and British casualties were to reach a zenith in the 'Bloody April' of 1917 when 319 aircrew were lost, killed or taken prisoner of war. This was the situation when No 56 Squadron arrived in France at the end of April 1917. Equipped with the superb new SE 5, it was the first fighter squadron of the RFC to be able to meet the Albatros and Halberstadt fighters of the Jagdstaffeln on equal terms. The squadron's pilots won an incredible tally of decorations, and by the end of the hostilities many famous fighter pilots had passed through its ranks - Albert Ball VC, Canadian Hank Burden and American Robert Caldwell to name but a few. In this fascinating study, Alex Revell uncovers the early days and development of No 56 Squadron,
Battlefields of the First World War: A Traveller's Guide

Tonie Holt & Valmai Holt


Mons, Ypes, Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, the Somme...The names are no less poignant three-quarters of a century on, and the emotional pull of the physical reminders of the First World is undiminished. This book covers all the major battlefields of the Western Front, including Mons, where the British Expeditionary Force under Sir John French went into action for the first time to halt the German advance through Belgium; Le Cateau, scene of the last of the old style one-day battles; Verdun, the fiercely defended stronghold which came to symbolize the fighting spirit of France; the Somme, where the British suffered a scarcely credible 60,000 casualties on the opening day of the five-month battle; St Mihiel, the first all-American action and a striking success for Pershing's Doughboys; as well as Cambrai, the Kaiser's Offensive and the British and American breakthrough on the Hindenburg Line. At each historic site the book describes the events leading up to the battle, the aims and tactics o
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Somme

Tonie Holt & Valmai Holt


We have been visiting the Somme for over 25 years. The Somme is to the British what Gettysburg or Yorktown are to the Americans. We know them all well and have conducted hundreds of tourists around each of them. If you are visiting the Somme in mind or body this book gives you the answers to the questions that we have been asked by hundreds of people. It has over 130 colour photos and comes complete with a separate four colour map showing battle lines, bunkers, cemeteries, memorials and grid references linked to the book entries. You learn how to get to places, how long it will take and how long to stay as well as what happened. There are suggested itineraries and tourist information.We use the book ourselves!
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Somme

Tonie Holt & Valmai Holt


We have been visiting the Somme for over 25 years. The Somme is to the British what Gettysburg or Yorktown are to the Americans. We know them all well and have conducted hundreds of tourists around each of them. If you are visiting the Somme in mind or body this book gives you the answers to the questions that we have been asked by hundreds of people. It has over 130 colour photos and comes complete with a separate four colour map showing battle lines, bunkers, cemeteries, memorials and grid references linked to the book entries. You learn how to get to places, how long it will take and how long to stay as well as what happened. There are suggested itineraries and tourist information.We use the book ourselves!
Before Endeavours Fade

Rose E.B. Coombs


From the Belgian coast, across the fields of Flanders, over the valley of the Somme and down the line to the Argonne: all the major battlefields of the First World War - Ypres, Arras, Cambrai, Amiens, St. Quentin, Mons, Le Cateau, Reims, Verdun and St. Mihiel - are criss-crossed in this book over more than thirty different routes, each clearly shown on a Michelin map. Every significant feature is described in detail. Indispensable for anyone contemplating a tour of the battlefields in Belgium and France, this book combines the years of knowledge, travel and research of its author, Rose Coombs, who worked at the Imperial War Museum in London for nearly forty years. Since her death in 1991, "After the Battle's" editor, Karel Margry, has travelled every route, checking and revising the text where necessary, as well as re-photographing every memorial. Many new ones have been added, including the new cemetery at Fromelles inaugurated in July 2010, yet we have striven to keep true to the fla
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1st Bedfordshires: Mons to the Somme Pt. 1

Steven Fuller


In August 1914 the 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment were amongst the small professional British Army who gathered and prepared for a war that would `be over by Christmas'. With a long and proud history, dating back to 1688, the regiment's fighting men had already served through numerous wars and rebellions over and above long periods on garrison duties in the `Fever Isles', the New World, and throughout the expanding British Empire. So when war was declared the `Old Contemptibles' of the 1st Battalion would find themselves heavily engaged in more intense fighting during the first three months of the Great War, as it came to be known, than many of the newly raised `Service' battalions would experience during their entire existence. Despite heavy casualties, atrocious conditions, and a steep learning curve, they remained professional and stoic through the early fire and movement battles and then the stagnant, arbitrary nature of trench warfare. They endured pitched battles, heavy she
Somme

Lyn MacDonald


This book looks at the Battle of the Somme, which was planned as "The Big Push" that would at last break the long stalemate on the Western Front in World War I. However the 18 divisions that went over the top between Arras and St-Quentin on the morning of 1 July 1916, walked into a battle that has gone down in the annals of human conflict as the slaughterhouse of a generation. The author has written other books about the history of World War I, including, "They Called it Passchendaele" and "The Roses of No Man's Land". To add to the other reviews (and it *is* a triumph of research, and tells you pretty much all you need to know about the campaign), one thing puzzled me. The book doesn't seem to cover the first day of the battle, the day which most people think of when they think of the Somme. One moment, the troops are about to leap over the trenches - and then we're at the next chapter, and we've skipped several hours into the future. I assume Ms MacDonald is trying to replicate t
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Somme Mud

E P F Lynch


SOLDIER Magazine, March 2008 'His observations on life in the line and of his emotions in battle strike a chord. Difficult to put down - it has the feel of being written by a soldier for soldiers' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. BIRMINGHAM POST, 8 March 2008 'This vivid first-hand account of the experiences of an ordinary infantryman, Somme Mud reaches us as the voice of an ordinary, but highly literate, private soldier who simply endured the horrors that surrounded him and got on with his job' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. I bought this book as it sounded an interesting read. At first the way it is written takes a bit of getting used to, it isn't written after all by a professional story teller - the original text was penned by a soldier, Private Lynch, on returning from the Great War where, as an Australian infantryman, he fought in the front line and acted as a 'runner' for his CO. On hi
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Forgotten Voices of the Somme: The Most Devastating Battle of the Great War in the Words of Those Who Survived

Joshua Levine


1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of the First World War. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties, including 19,240 dead - is the bloodiest day in the history of the British armed forces to date. On the German side, an officer famously described it as 'the muddy grave of the German field army'. By the end of the battle, the British had learned many lessons in modern warfare while the Germans had suffered irreplaceable losses, ultimately laying the foundations for the Allies' final victory on the Western Front. Drawing on a wealth of material from the vast Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, Forgotten Voices of the Somme presents an intimate, poignant, sometimes even bleakly funny insight into life on the front line: from the day-t
The First Day on the Somme: 1 July 1916

Martin Middlebrook


Kindle On 1 July, 1916, a continous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man's Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and defended by thick barbed wire. By the end of that day, as old tactics were met by the reality of modern warfare, there had been more than 60,000 British casualties - a third of them fatalities. Martin Middlebrook's classic account of the blackest day in the history of the British army draws on official sources, local newspapers, autobiographies, novels and poems from the time. Most importantly, it also takes in the accounts of hundreds of survivors: normal men, many of them volunteers, who found themselves thrown into a scene of unparalleled tragedy and horror. Compelling and intensely moving, it describes the true events behind the sacrifice of a generation of young men - killed as much by the folly of their commanders as by the bullets of their enemies. I have just finished
Major and Mrs Holt's Pocket Battlefield Guide to the Somme 1916/1918

Tonie Holt & Valmai Holt


The Somme is the epicentre for most people in the study of the First World War from a UK and Commonwealth perspective. Today the landscape and terrain are dedicated to the soldiers that fought and died there and Major and Mrs Holt's Pocket Guide to the Somme has been put together to take you around the area. This book, part of a new series of guides, is designed conveniently in a small size, for those who have only limited time to visit, or who are simply interested in as an introduction to the historic battlefields, whether on the ground or from an armchair. They contain selections from the Holts' more detailed guides of the most popular and accessible sites plus hand tourist information, capturing the essential features of the Battles. The book contains many full colour maps and photographs and detailed instructions on what to see and where to visit. Major & Mrs Holt are the Formost experts on battlefield touring. Their previous guides books including the Somme, Ypres, Gallipo
World War I Trench Warfare: 1916-1918 Pt.2

Stephen Bull


"Once again a winner in my opinion. No, it still hasn't made me an expert on World War I, but has increased the knowledge base a little in a simple, easy to understand format. Osprey is to be commended for their continued coverage of this neglected period. I highly recommend this to any figure modeler or painter with an interest in this time period, for a general overview, and some interesting figure/vignette ideas. For those interested in a more detailed study of various countries uniforms during WWI, be sure to see some of Ospreys other offerings." -Dave O'Meara," Historicus Forma "(August 2005) Product Description The years from 1914 to 1918 saw a whole series of complex and very rapid changes in infantry tactics, which fundamentally altered the way wars had been fought for 150 years. This two-part study describes and illustrates the development: of infantry equipment and weapons; of support weapons; of field fortifications; and, most importantly, exactly how these items and techn
Undertones of War

Edmund Blunden


An established classic ... accurate and detailed in observation of the war scene and its human figures (D. J. Enright ) n what is one of the finest autobiographies to come out of the First World War, the distinguished poet Edmund Blunden records his experiences as an infantry subaltern in France and Flanders. Blunden took part in the disastrous battles of the Somme, Ypres and Passchendaele, describing the latter as 'murder, not only to the troops, but to their singing faiths and hopes'. In his compassionate yet unsentimental prose, he tells of the heroism and despair found among the officers. Blunden's poems show how he found hope in the natural landscape; the only thing that survives the terrible betrayal enacted in the Flanders fields.
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Her Privates We

Frederic Manning


First published privately in 1929 as The Middle Parts of Fortune, Her Privates We is the novel of the Battle of the Somme told from the perspective of an ordinary private. This edition now restores all the 'prunings and excisions' that were made to the first edition because the bluntness of language was thought to make the book unfit for public distribution. An undisputed classic of war writing and a lasting tribute to all who participated in the war, Her Privates We was originally published as written by 'Private 19022'. Championed by amongst others Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, TS Eliot and TE Lawrence, it has become recognised as a classic in the seventy years since its first publication. Now republished, with an introduction by William Boyd, it will again amaze a new generation of readers. First published in 1929, Her Privates We is an extraordianry novel of World War 1. When it first came out, the novel was censored and its language which was considered too crude was cleaned up
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A Chaplain at Gallipoli: The Great War Diaries of Kenneth Best

Gavin Roynon (Editor)


Many chaplains were not permitted to go near the Front in the First World War - others insisted on doing so, like Kenneth Best in the Gallipoli Campaign. Best had no military training before the war but he felt that he could only fulfil his pastoral role by getting close to the front line and working with the troops under fire. Best was attached to the 42nd East Lancastrians - the first Territorial Army Division to serve overseas in the conflict, so arguably the least experienced in the ways of war. In his diary we follow his progress through his initial training in Egypt and on to his arrival in Gallipoli in May 1915. Gallipoli has become notorious, even by the standards of the First World War. After a naval campaign to open up a supply route to Russia through Turkey failed, some 480,000 Allied troops were drawn into a land invasion in which hundreds of thousands were injured or killed. In his diary, Best records his efforts to encourage frightened men before they go over the top, to
Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy and Triumph

Andrew Robertshaw


"This brief account of that day, the first of a battle that would drag on for several months, sets the Somme in its larger context of World War I history. It explains the reasons for the disaster and discusses the British and German successes of that day. The book includes orders of battle for the BEF, French, and German units engaged, brief bibliography, and a description of the battlefield today." -Thomas R. Kailbourn, "Military Trader Magazine" Product Description Somme is still on record as the largest number of deaths in any one day in any war. This book explores the myths of this infamous battle and explains the underlying causes of the conflict, as well as the use of mines, tunnels, gas and flame throwers by the British in combination with innovative tactics such as smoke. Covering the first day of the Somme, Andrew Robertshaw analyses the battle through November, explaining how British battle tactics developed as a result of the experience of the Somme. He provides an overvie
The Somme

Peter Barton


"* Astonishing... made my heart sigh' Independent * 'An extraordinary set of panoramic photographs that reveal the battlefields of the Western Front as never before. 'The Times * 'The book is a magnificent effort and most impressive - one could almost say unique' Lyn Macdonald" Not only does this book contain period photographic panoramas of the battlefields with 'present day' views (which are superbly done) it also gives the reader a 'blow by blow' account of the Somme battle by using numerous eyewitness reports and detailed photographs, beautifully detailed maps and illustrations. This is a gem of a book and out of all the books I've read on the subject ( too many to mention!) this is unbeaten for generating the atmosphere of the battle, complete with all its horrific detail. If you are planning to visit the battlefield, this book will prove to be a 'must have' companion. Simply one of the best books available on the subject. Buy it and I can guaratee you won't be disappointed.
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Memorial to the Missing of the Somme

Gavin Stamp


To Great War enthusiasts, military historians and battlefield tour guides, architects and family history researchers, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme at Thiepval needs little if any introduction, as this most impressive monument which bears the names of 73,000 British Commonwealth servicemen whose bodies were never identified, not only stands out magnificently in the French countryside for miles around, but is also known by thousands worldwide. The first time I saw this structure, I was awestruck and although I have visited it many times since, I never cease to be amazed at both the incredible loss of life and the creativity of the architect who designed this imposing structure. Thiepval is an iconic memorial to the Great War and as such, it attracts thousands of visitors each year. A large number visit it out of curiosity, however the vast majority visit it during a battlefield tour or on a side trip to see the name of a long lost ancestor who died fighting for King and co
First World War Tanks

E. Bartholomew


Although tanks have become a symbol of military power, the first tanks were created as a temporary solution to the deadlock created by trench warfare. The early designs were unsophisticated and had little success when they were first used by the British Army on the Somme in 1916. The battle of Cambrai, however, proved that tanks were effective, and they were used extensively in the final year of the war. By 1918 over 2,700 tanks had been built in Britain, while France, Germany, the United States, Italy and Russia had all produced tanks of their own. This book covers the design and development of tanks during the First World War, describing the types that were used in action and the most important battles in which they fought. It is illustrated with photographs from the archives of the Tank Museum, at Bovington in Dorset.
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The Other Side of the Wire Volume 1: With the German XIV Reserve Corps on the Somme, September 1914-June 1916: With the German XIV Reserve Corps on ... on the Somme, September 1914-June 1916 v. 1

Ralph J. Whitehead


... author brings to life this little-known period..... and brings a sense of humanity to the story of the war using the words of the men who fought there... --Cross & Cockade International "The Other Side of the Wire" brings to life a period long forgotten in the decades that have passed since the Great War ended in 1918. Until recently most books written on the Battle of the Somme concentrated almost exclusively on the British effort with only a brief mention of the period before 1 July 1916 and the German experience in the battle. Most simply ignore the nearly two years of warfare that preceded the momentous offensive. By focusing on one of the principal German formations involved in the Somme fighting, author Ralph Whitehead brings to life this little-known period, from the initial German advance on the Somme in September 1914 through the formation of the front that became so well known almost two years later.The book covers the early fighting around villages that took on such
Bloody Victory: The Sacrifice on the Somme

William James Philpott


'Required reading ... A thoughtful and important book by a first-rate historian ... It is a proper history of the battle, not simply an agonising account of its first day ... He is supremely skilful in charting what he terms the battle's "shifting history and enduring memory" ... There is something about the Somme that is imprinted onto my heart, and I am grateful that this book has helped me put it into a context that goes beyond time, place, courage and suffering' Richard Holmes, 'A sweeping and authoritative re-examination of the battle ... Bloody Victory is a magnificent and powerful book, destined to become the standard work on the subject' Christopher Silvester, Daily Express 'Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and vividly written ... His new findings and his provocative conclusions will be of exceptional importance' David Stevenson 'Philpott argues that nearly everything we think we know about the Somme ... is either wrong or a misinterpretation of events ... After reading th
The First World War

John Keegan


Despite the avalanche of books written about the First World War in recent years, there have been comparatively few books that have concentrated on delivering the big picture--a comprehensive account of the war and its campaigns from start to finish--and this book fills the gap superbly. As readers familiar with John Keegan's previous books, such as the The Face Battle, Six Armies in Normandy, and The Second World War, will know, Keegan is a historian of the old school. He has no earth-shattering new theories to challenge the status quo, no first-person accounts to tug on the emotions; what he does have, though, is the gift for talking the lay person through the twists and turns of a complex narrative in a way that is never less than accessible or engaging. Keegan never tries to ram his learning down your throat. Where other authors have struggled to explain how Britain could ever allow itself to be dragged into such a war in 1914, Keegan keeps it practical. The level of communications
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The Face Of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme

John Keegan


"'This without any doubt is one of the half-dozen best books on warfare to appear in the English language since the end of the Second World War.' Michael Howard, Sunday Times 'In this book, which is so creative, so original, one learns as much about the nature of man as of battle.' J. H. Plumb, New York Times Book Review" This is a great work. I've always been facinated by the Human elements of war making. What posseses people to endure battle? What were the experiences of the various types of combatants through the ages? This book looks at all of this and much more. Be warned, this is not light reading and nor shoul it be. Keegan employs complex structure in his language. This adds value for me. I've read this over and over and derived new thoughts each time. If you are interested in military history this is essential.
World War I

HP Willmott


... beautifully produced and illustrated, an everything you need to know compendium (Daily Mail ) Published to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the armistice, this dramatic account of World War I combines emotive photography with personal accounts to evoke both the futility and spirit of the Great War. Every aspect of World War I – sea, land and the home front – are explored giving you a complete picture of the conflict. Re-live major campaigns through timelines and examine the decisions and military actions which decided each outcome. Compelling eyewitness accounts of soldiers and civilians paint a vivid picture both of crucial battles and day-to-day routines. Plus, letters home and haunting war poetry highlight the most important aspect of "the war to end all wars" – its appalling human cost. With a special anniversary guide to battlefield sites, memorials, cemeteries and visitor centres at Verdun, the Somme, Ypres and other locations commemorating the fallen of World W
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The Somme: Then and Now - A Visual History with DVD

Duncan Youel


If there was a single day during World War I that illustrates the absolute stupidity of the high level brass it was the opening day of the Somme, July 1st, 1916. The commanders of the British forces had seen what modern weapons would do. They had had observers at the American Civil War and seen the results of frontally attacking dug in defenders. They ignored the reports because they were only colonials and the British red coats had more spirit, training, elan and everything else. They had seen the Boar War, and should have confirmed for themselves that modern equipment favored the defense. At the Battle of Colenso the British suffered 1,126 casualties to the Boar's 40. Anyway at the Somme the British charged into the German machine guns and British suffered 57,470 casualties in the first day. This book covers the Battle of the Somme. It wtarts with a prelude explaining how the battle came about. Then about half the book covers the battle itself. And the final quarter shows wh
Walking the Somme

Paul Reed


This is an excellant contribution to the Somme books as published by Pen and Sword. Covers some well-known areas, and other areas which have been badly neglected such as Gommecourt and Flers where tanks were used for the first time. What is good about this edition are the well mapped routes and suggestions for the first time visitor. Good photos too, particularly of the devastation the battle caused. Good all round account of what was perhaps the greatest battle of World War One.
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The Confusion of Command: The Memoirs of Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas D'Oyly 'Snowball' Snow 1914 -1918

Dan Snow & Mark Pottle


The enemy has got to be fought everywhere and hard... Everything is going very well indeed and no one minds the losses as long as we are moving. The never-before-published papers of General Sir Thomas D Oyly Snow provide a remarkable insight into the mindset of the Great War commanders. Despite being severely injured during the first Battle of the Marne when his horse fell and rolled over him, cracking his pelvis Snow served at some of the most important battles of the Western Front. His memoirs include the battle of Loos, the second battle of Ypres, the battles of Arras and Cambrai, the retreat from Mons and was responsible for the diversionary attack on Gommecourt on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Somme. This volume is comprised of vivid extracts from contemporary notes that only an eyewitness can offer coupled with frank postwar reflections that show the wisdom of hindsight and perspective, which brings an open awareness of military folly. D Oyly Snow died in London, aged 82, on
Ghosts on the Somme: Filming the Battle, June-July 1916

Alastair H. Fraser & Andrew Robertshaw Steve Roberts


The Battle of the Somme is one of the most famous, and earliest, films of war ever made. The film records the most disastrous day in the history of the British army - 1 July 1916 - and it had a huge impact when it was shown in Britain during the war. Since then images from it have been repeated so often in books and documentaries that it has profoundly influenced our view of the battle and of the Great War itself. Yet this book is the first in-depth study of this historic film, and it is the first to relate it to the surviving battleground of the Somme. The authors explore the film and its history in fascinating detail. They investigate how much of it was faked and consider how much credit for it should go to Geoffrey Malins and how much to John MacDowell. And they use modern photographs of the locations to give us a telling insight into the landscape of the battle and into the way in which this pioneering film was created. Their analysis of scenes in the film tells us so much abou
The Somme: Then and Now

John Giles


Drawing on eyewitness accounts as well as contemporary and modern photographs, this book explores the conditions and conflicts endured by the men who marched through to the fateful battleground.
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Tommy's Ark: Soldiers and Their Animals in the Great War

Richard Van Emden


'A terrific book. If ever you are in doubt about the devastation and universal suffering that war brings to us, and to all creatures, great and small, then read Tommy's Ark' Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse Praise for 'The Soldier's War' 'In The Soldier's War, Richard van Emden has toiled in archives and hunted down caches of letters to tell the story of the war chronologically through the eyes of the Tommies who fought it' The Times 'Thousands of books have been written about the Great War, but perhaps none so vividly evocative as The Soldier's War ... an extraordinary homage to a lost generation' Daily Mail For soldiers in the Great War, going over the top was a comparatively rare event; much more frequently, they were bored and lonely and missing their families at home. Needing an outlet for their affection, many found it in the animal kingdom. "Tommy's Ark" looks at the war through the eyes of the soldiers who were there, and examines their relationship with a strange and u
Twelve Days on the Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches, 1916

Sidney Rogerson


Sidney Rogerson has put down, plainly and simply, the experiences of his battalion. There is no attempt to compass drama by any device of selection or exaggeration --The Observer A more genuine and unbiased account of trench warfare would be hard to find --The Sunday Times Memoirs of a British subaltern first published in 1933; vivid descriptions without embellishment of life on the front lines written by a survivor of the 1916 Somme offensive. Unabashedly intended as an antidote to the usual downbeat 1930's war memoir. --Western Front Association A joint operation between Britain and France in 1916, the Battle of the Somme was an attempt to gain territory and dent Germany s military strength. By the end of the action, very little ground had been won: the Allied Forces had made just 12km. For this slight gain, a more than a million lives were lost. There were more than 400,000 British, 200,000 French, and 500,000 German casualities during the fighting. Twelve Days on the Somme
Boiselle, La: Somme

Michael Stedman


A volume in the BATTLEGROUND EUROPE series, a battlefield guide which draws upon material in national and local archives, documentary evidence, personal reminiscence and British and German unit histories of the Somme battlefield during World War I. The battles for the centre of the Somme front of July 1916 is well covered in this remarkable account. La Boiselle and Ovillers were bitterly fought for between 1 July and 19 July 1916 with terrible losses on both sides. Contains good photos and maps. Recommended for first time visitors using the guide maps contained within. A must buy.
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Major and Mrs. Holt's Concise Guide to the Western Front - South: The First Battle of the Marne, the Aisne 1914, Verdun, the Somme 1916

Tonie Holt & Valmai Holt


I have just completed a two week visit to the battlefield sites of northern France and southern Belgium. This particular Holts' guide is one of a pair covering the region that we used (and I understand there is a separate tome on the Somme itself), and has a tremendous amount of detail. The maps and illustrations are excellent, and the guide is very comprehensive, with a personal touch provided by the comments of Major and Mrs. Holt. While very comprehensive, I must admit to finding this guide difficult at times to extract the appropriate information from. This is probably because I simply didn't have the time to spend reading it before setting off on our trip, but the problem comes from the difficulty in combining chronological and geographical history. The static nature of the conflict on the western front meant that events in time happened on the same sites, while the expanse over which the conflict took place saw offensives on a single date occur over a great distance. The reali
Major and Mrs. Holt's Concise Guide to the Western Front - South: The First Battle of the Marne, the Aisne 1914, Verdun, the Somme 1916

Tonie Holt & Valmai Holt


I have just completed a two week visit to the battlefield sites of northern France and southern Belgium. This particular Holts' guide is one of a pair covering the region that we used (and I understand there is a separate tome on the Somme itself), and has a tremendous amount of detail. The maps and illustrations are excellent, and the guide is very comprehensive, with a personal touch provided by the comments of Major and Mrs. Holt. While very comprehensive, I must admit to finding this guide difficult at times to extract the appropriate information from. This is probably because I simply didn't have the time to spend reading it before setting off on our trip, but the problem comes from the difficulty in combining chronological and geographical history. The static nature of the conflict on the western front meant that events in time happened on the same sites, while the expanse over which the conflict took place saw offensives on a single date occur over a great distance. The reali
The Kensington Battalion: Never Lost a Yard of Trench

G.I.S Inglis


Can there be any more Kitchener infantry battalions, especially the locally raised "pals", waiting to have a history written? Surely there can not be many. This one, the 22nd (Service) Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers - raised, as the title suggests, in Kensington in London - already has a good if rather short published history in Christopher Stone's "Short history of 22nd Royal Fusiliers in the Great War". So was Geoff Inglis' work necessary and is it a worthwhile purchase? In my view, a resounding yes on both counts. This battalion benefits from having an unusually extensive archive and a good deal of published work covering its activities. This provides an excellent background for compilation of a detailed history. But "Never lost a yard of trench" goes further, not least due to the fact that the author met several battalion veterans, as the work on the book began many years ago and was interrupted for a long spell. The personal touch, as well as the author's evident expertise an
Tommy's War: British Military Memorabilia, 1914-1918

Peter Doyle


The First World War has left an almost indelible mark on history, with battles such as the Somme and Passchendaele becoming watchwords for suffering unsurpassed. The dreadful fighting on the Western Front, and elsewhere in the world, remains vivid in the public imagination. Over the years dozens of books have been published dealing with the soldier's experience, the military history and the weapons and vehicles of the war, but there has been little devoted to the objects associated with those hard years in the trenches. This book redresses that balance.
The German Army at Passchendaele

Jack Sheldon


Even after the passage of almost a century, the name Passchendaele has lost none of its power to shock and dismay. Reeling from the huge losses in earlier battles, the German army was in no shape to absorb the impact of the Battle of Messines and the subsequent bitter attritional struggle. Throughout the fighting on the Somme, the German army had always felt that it had the ability to counter Allied thrusts, but following the shock reverses of April and May 1917, much heart searching had led to the urgent introduction of new tactics of flexible defence. When these in turn were found to be wanting, the psychological damage shook the German defenders badly. But, as this book demonstrates, at trench level the individual soldier of the German Army was still capable of fighting extraordinarily hard, despite being outnumbered, outgunned and subjected to relentless, morale-sapping shelling and gas attacks. The German army drew comfort from the realisation that, although it had had to yield g
Bygone Pilgrimage - The Somme 1914-1918: First Battle of the Somme 1916-1917 v. 1

Michelin


The first thirty pages provide an overview of the offensive, the objectives, the theory, methods and tactics adopted and the part played by each arm in the different phases of the attack. In this preamble, which takes the reader up to the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line in February/March 1917, Gough is mistakenly referred to as commanding Second Army (page 2) instead of Fifth (Reserve Army till 30 October1916). Then follows an illustrated guide to the battlefield which covers both French and British operations with maps and photos, focussing on the area Albert-Bapaume-Peronne and the valley of the Somme, taking in all the battles in which the BEF was involved during the four and a half months' campaign.
The Somme

Peter Hart


'Peter Hart pays handsome tribut to the 'ordinary soldiers...' ... one could not wish for a more appropriate testimony to that generation for which the Somme was much more than a topic for academic research or a source of poignant reflection.' (LITERARY REVIEW ) 'A monumental feat of research, his book is also a memorial of the most compelling kind to the hundreds of individuals whose diaries, letters and recollections are presented so vividly here.' (THE SCOTSMAN ) '[Hart] has produced a remarkably even-handed account... and the first-person accounts he has unearthed are rich in vivid images...' (SUNDAY TIMES ) 'Hart has succeeded in presenting his massive subject with objective clarity... the material gives it curious immediacy... brilliantly well-written extracts... Prepare to be enlightened, but prepare to feel respect for all the men involved.' (SOLDIER MAGAZINE ) 'Excellent' (TLS ) 'Hart is an accomplished author of anecdotal histories and here he is on top form...
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The Donkeys: A History of the British Expeditionary Force in 1915

Alan Clark


On 26 September 1915 twelve British battalions - a strength of almost 10,000 men - were ordered to attack German positions at Loos in north-east France. In the three-and-a-half hours of the actual battle, they sustained 8,246 casualties. The Germans suffered no casualties at all. The Donkeys is a study of the Western Front on 1915, a brilliant exposé of a key stage of the Great War, when the opposing armies were locked in trench warfare. Alan Clark scrutinizes the major battles of the year. He casts a steady and revealing light on those in High Command - French, Rawlinson, Watson and Haig among them- whose orders resulted in the virtual destruction of the odd professional British Army. Professor Michael Howard summed this book up as "a worthless history", Dr John Bourne; the University of Birmingham justly cites it as "preserving historical writing about the Great War in its ridiculously protracted adolescence". This is generous. Clark is an agenda driven politician with an appal
Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin

Richard Van Emden


Praise for The Soldier's War 'Thousands of books have been written about the Great War, but perhaps none so vividly evocative as Richard van Emden's The Soldier's War ... an extraordinary homage to a lost generation' Daily Mail 'A remarkably distressing yet uplifting book ... these descriptions from a Tommy's eye-view have a gut-wrenching immediacy' Daily Mail 'In The Soldier's War, Richard van Emden has toiled in archives and hunted down caches of letters to tell the story of the war chronologically through the eyes of the Tommies who fought it, recording their days of tedium and moments of terror' The Times Jack Martin was a thirty-two-year-old clerk at the Admiralty when he was called up to serve in the army in September 1916. These diaries, written in secret, hidden from his colleagues and only discovered by his family after his return home, present the Great War with heartbreaking clarity, written in a voice as compelling and distinctive as Wilfred Owen or Siegfried Sassoon and
From Geordie Land to No Mans Land


In writing his `one and only' book, George Elder, a proud Geordie, detailed many of his experiences endured whilst serving in the British Army during World War 1. Many of his tales would not have been appreciated by his peers, but they actually happened and would have been recognised by the common soldier. From Geordie Land to No Mans land was written to inform his family, friends and anyone buying his book of the real life events that occurred. How an ordinary man survived 4 years in the front line experiencing the horrors of war that most of us could not imagine, enduring many privations such as mud, cold, hunger, thirst and fear of imminent death all around him. George maintained his spirit by forming a close bond with his fellow Geordies even refusing to be transferred to Hospital in case he could not return to his original unit. His description of the intensity of shell fire that we have seen in pictures of the battlefields of Flanders and the Somme bring to life how men endured t
Undertones of War

Edmund Blunden


An established classic ... accurate and detailed in observation of the war scene and its human figures (D. J. Enright ) In what is one of the finest autobiographies to come out of the First World War, the distinguished poet Edmund Blunden records his experiences as an infantry subaltern in France and Flanders. Blunden took part in the disastrous battles of the Somme, Ypres and Passchendaele, describing the latter as 'murder, not only to the troops, but to their singing faiths and hopes'. In his compassionate yet unsentimental prose, he tells of the heroism and despair found among the officers. Blunden's poems show how he found hope in the natural landscape; the only thing that survives the terrible betrayal enacted in the Flanders fields.
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An Illustrated History of the First World War

John Keegan


John Keegan's The First World War was everywhere praised, and became the definitive account of the war that created the modern world. The New York Times Book Review acclaimed Keegan as "the best military historian of our day," and the Washington Post called the book "a grand narrative history [and] a pleasure to read." Now Keegan gives us a lavishly illustrated history of the war, brilliantly interweaving his narrative--some of it derived from his classic work and some of it new--with a brilliant selection of photograps, paintings, cartoons and posters drawn from archives across Europe and America, some published here for the first time. These images take us into the heart of battles that have become legend: Ypres, Gallipoli, Verdun, the Somme. They show us the generals' war and the privates' war--young soldiers, away from home for the first time, coming of age under fire. We see how a civilization at the height of its power and influence crippled itself as the faith in progress,
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Siegfried Sassoon


It is my own story I am trying to tell, and as such it must be received; those who expect a universalization of the Great War must look for it elsewhere.' Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, first published in 1930, is Siegfried Sassoon's fictionalized autobiography of the period between the early spring of 1916 and the summer of 1917. The narrative moves from the trenches to the Fourth Army School, to Morlancourt and a raid, then to and through the Somme. The mind of the narrator turns from unquestioning acceptance of the war and of the standards which it set up, to doubting the necessity of the seemingly endless slaughter.
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The Accrington Pals

Peter Whelan


The Accrington Pals is a poignant and harrowing play set in the early years of the First World War, as the country's jingoistic optimism starts to wane and the true terror of warfare gradually becomes clear. The play looks at both the terrifying experiences of the men at the front and the women who were left behind to face social changes, deprivation and the lies of propaganda. While often comic vignettes portray the everyday life of a town denuded of men, the men face the terror that is the Battle of the Somme. This compassionate play portrays the devastating effects of war on a typical Lancashire mill town and the suffering of everyday people. This Modern Classic edition includes a new preface by the author, plus a full introduction exploring the themes, social/historical context and characters. The edition will also include a chronology of key events mentioned in the play and classroom activities. This is a play that can be read on so many levels, its a touching tale of the trial
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The Hell They Called High Wood: The Somme 1916 (

Norman Terry


The Somme was surely one of the bloodiest rendezvous for battle of all time. High Wood, dominating the Bazentin Ridge, was the fiercely contested focal point of the battle. The Germans showed great determination and sacrifice defending the feature and it was not until September that it finally fell to the attackers. Ironically the successful divisional commander was rewarded with dismissal for "wanton waste of men". This exceptional book not only paints a graphic and gruesome picture of the fighting but sheds light on the problems of high command.
The 2nd Bairnsfather Omnibus: The Bairnsfather Case / Fragments from His Life / Somme Battle Stories

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Up to Mametz - and Beyond

Llewelyn Wyn Griffith


Llewelyn Wyn Griffith s Up to Mametz, published in 1931, is now firmly established as one of the finest accounts of soldiering on the Western Front. It tells the story of the creation of a famous Welsh wartime battalion (The Royal Welch Fusiliers), its training, its apprenticeship in the trenches, through to its ordeal of Mametz Wood on the Somme as part of 38 Division. But there it stopped. General Jonathon Riley has however discovered Wyn Griffith s unpublished diaries and letters which pick up where Up to Mametz left off through to the end of the War. With careful editing and annotation, the events of these missing years are now available alongside the original work. They tell of an officer s life on the derided staff and provide fascinating glimpses of senior officers, some who attract high praise and others who the author obviously despised. The result is an enthralling complete read and a major addition to the bibliography of the period. Llewelyn Wyn Griffiths was born into a Wel
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Montauban: Somme

Graham Maddocks


Montauban was the southernmost of the Somme villages attacked by the British Army on 1st July 1916 and i t was where there was the most success. Illustrated througho ut, this book details the memorials, cemeteries and museums, plus gives general advice. '
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Forgotten Voices of the Somme: The Most Devastating Battle of the Great War in the Words of Those Who Survived

Joshua Levine


The definitive oral history of the most infamous and bloody conflict of the Great War 1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of the First World War. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties, including 19,240 dead - is the bloodiest day in the history of the British armed forces to date. On the German side, an officer famously described it as 'the muddy grave of the German field army'. By the end of the battle, the British had learned many lessons in modern warfare while the Germans had suffered irreplaceable losses, ultimately laying the foundations for the Allies' final victory on the Western Front. Drawing on a wealth of material from the vast Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, Forgotten Voices of the Somme presents an intimate, p
Beaumont Hamel

Nigel Cave


On the first day of the Somme, July 1st 1916, the VIII Corps lost 14,000 officers and men trying to capture this village, the high ground surrounding it, and the neighbouring village of Serre. Beaumont Hamel was not captured until November 13th 1916. This excellent book covers both battles of July and November. It contains excellent maps, and some amazing aerial pictures of the battlefield as it was in 1916. There are many stories of the men who fought and died there. There is also an excellent guide to the numerous battlefield cemeteries which abound in the area. A must read for the serious student of the Great War, and also an excellent guide for the visitor. A muist buy.
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The Middlebrook Guide to the Somme Battlefields: A Comprehensive Coverage from Crecy to the World Wars

Martin Middlebrook & Mary Middlebrook


While best known as being the scene of the most terrible carnage in the WW1, the French department of the Somme has seen many other battles from Roman times to 1944. William the Conqueror launched his invasion from there; the French and English fought at Crecy in 1346; Henry V's army marched through on their way to Agincourt in 1415; the Prussians came in 1870. The Great War saw three great battles and approximately half of the 400,000 who died on the Somme were British - a terrible harvest, marked by 242 British cemeteries and over 50,000 lie in unmarked graves. These statistics explain in part why the area is visited year-on-year by ever increasing numbers of British and Commonwealth citizens. This evocative book written by the authors of the iconic "First Day on the Somme" is a thorough guide to the cemeteries, memorials and battlefields of the area, with the emphasis on the fighting of 1916 and 1918, with fascinating descriptions and anecdotes.
Somme: The Heroism and Horror of War

Martin Gilbert


The Battle of the Somme, fought between July and November 1916, was among the bloodiest conflicts of all time. The aim was to end the stalemate on the Western Front - the result was carnage. In a total of just over a hundred days of fighting, the death toll reached 310,459. Half the bodies were never recovered. At the close of the battle, the British and French forces had not even reached the line they set themselves for the first day. Yet, despite its horrific destruction, the fighting at the Somme was characterised by incredible individual bravery. In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the battle, Martin Gilbert, one of Britain's most distinguished historians, graphically recreates the tragedy. He interweaves individual stories, wartime documents, letters and poetry in a deeply moving, succinct narrative. From gripping descriptions of struggles on the battlefield to poignant evocations of the memorials and cemeteries that stand there today, this is a definitive guide to
The Complete War Walks: From Hastings to Normandy

Richard Holmes


This one-volume edition comprises both Richard Holmes' "War Walks" and "War Walks 2". Dates such as 1066 and names such as Dunkirk often strike a chord of nostalgia, but the details of the historic events associated with them are forgotten. In "The Complete War Walks" Richard Holmes takes us on a journey through time to visit 12 battlefields throughout Britain, Northern France and Belgium that mark crucial moments in Britain's bloody and turbulent history. From Hastings to Dunkirk, Agincourt to The Somme, Richard vividly recreates the atmosphere of these key battles in our history. With his expert knowledge of weapons and warfare and using specially commissioned maps, Richard Holmes provides a clear picture of the events which led up to each battle, the conflicts themselves, and the people who fought them. Using practical "views of the field", he travels the battlefields as they exist today, pointing out their places of interest, paying tribute to the men who fought there, and bringing
The Somme

Lyn Macdonald


To add to the other reviews (and it *is* a triumph of research, and tells you pretty much all you need to know about the campaign), one thing puzzled me. The book doesn't seem to cover the first day of the battle, the day which most people think of when they think of the Somme. One moment, the troops are about to leap over the trenches - and then we're at the next chapter, and we've skipped several hours into the future. I assume Ms MacDonald is trying to replicate the 'fog of war' that existed at the time - nobody in charge knew what had happened until several days later, and the people at home had to wait for months - but it's unsatisfying, somehow. Still, it's a superb book, and you can't fault the sheer hard work MacDonald has put into it - not only did she interview many of the surviving British soldiers (this was back in 1983, so there were more of them), she actually visited the battlefield. One other flaw, though, is that whilst she interviewed lots of British people, we don
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The First Day on the Somme

Martin Middlebrook


A thorough and detailed survey of the events of the first of July 1916 including not only official records and information gleaned from regimental histories but also using first hand accounts from both German and British survivors.
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DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II

James F. Miller


Flown by Victoria Cross recipient Lanoe Hawker and the members of No 24 Sqn, the ungainly yet nimble DH 2 helped the Allies attain air superiority over the Somme in early 1916 and hold it through the summer. With its rotary engine 'pusher' configuration affording excellent visibility and eliminating the need for a synchronized machine gun, the DH 2 was more than a match for anything the Germans could put in the air. That is, until the arrival of the Albatros D II, a sleek inline-engined machine built for speed and with twin-gun firepower. Thus, the later part of 1916 saw an epic struggle in the skies above the Somme pitting the manoeuvrable yet under-gunned DH 2s against the less nimble yet better armed and faster Albatros D IIs. In the end the Germans would regain air superiority, three squadron commanders - two of whom were considered pinnacles of their respective air forces - would lose their lives, and an up-and-coming pilot (Manfred von Richthofen) would triumph in a legendary dog
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British Mark I Tank 1916

David Fletcher


Review "In typical fashion, the author's text is extremely lively and informative... The photographic content of the book... is very comprehensive... [This book is] reliable, ready and inexpensive... Highly recommended." -Frank DeSisto, "missing-lynx.com ""A thoroughly useful new book on a largely-neglected subject. Good photographic coverage and excellent colour plates...An excellent contribution to the study of WW1 tanks, highly recommended." -David Maynard, "Armorama "(August 2007) " ""In line with other Osprey titles, the superb choice of period photographs and the excellent illustrations of Tony Bryan make this a must have for any armor or WWI enthusiast." -Scott Van Aken, "modelingmadness.com "(May 2007) Product Description In 1915 a machine christened Little Willie changed the way that wars were fought. Little Willie was a fully tracked armoured vehicle that could break a trench system. Its development was completed in December 1915, but by then it had already been sup
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True World War 1 Stories

Jon E. Lewis


This is a collection of nearly 60 personal accounts of the war to end all wars, including the first gas attack, life in the trenches, Gallipoli, the war at sea, aerial dogfights and life as a prisoner of war. It is a record by those who were there at some of the bloodiest battles of the conflict including Loos, Mons, Ypres and the Somme, from the opening moves through to the day that peace was signed.
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Fromelles 1916

Paul Cobb


At Fromelles in July 1916 two divisions - one British and one Australian - within a few weeks of arriving in France - went into action for the first time. Their task was to prevent the Germans from moving troops to the Somme where a major British offensive was in progress, but the attack on 19/20 July was a disaster with nearly 7,000 casualties in a few hours. This account explores this battle which for many epitomises the futility of the Great War. In those few hours many heroic deeds were done but the battle caused a souring of Anglo-Australian relationships and truly was a baptism of fire for these British and Australian troops. This is their history. In a new section, Paul Cobb explores the recent discovery in 2008/09 of a mass war grave on the battlefield and includes details of the findings of the archaeological dig, the recovery of 250 bodies and the creation of a new military cemetery.
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Mud, Blood and Bullets: Memoirs of a Machine Gunner on the Western Front

Edward Rowbotham


Mud, Blood and Bullets is a useful and still rare addition to the ordinary soldier's experience of the Machine Gun Corps in World War I. --War Books Review Likely to be one of the last first-hand accounts to come to light, this book offers an ordinary soldier's viewpoint of WWI. --Best of British Magazine Product Description It is 1915 and the Great War has been raging for a year, when Edward Rowbotham, a coal miner from the Midlands, volunteers for Kitchener's Army. Drafted into the newly-formed Machine Gun Corps, he is sent to fight in places whose names will forever be associated with mud and blood and sacrifice: Ypres, the Somme, and Passchendaele. He is one of the 'lucky' ones, winning the Military Medal for bravery and surviving more than two-and-a-half years of the terrible slaughter that left nearly a million British soldiers dead by 1918 and wiped out all but six of his original company. He wrote these memoirs fifty years later, but found his memories of life in the trenc
A Major Soldier

Ted Bailey


A Major Soldier is part journey of discovery for the author and part history of the 1st Essex Battalion in the First World War. Frank Bailey was typical of many veterans of the era in that he never spoke of his exploits, despite having a long army career predating the war and being awarded the DCM. The author, his grandson, only found out the full details of his military service after his death. The author reminisces about his memories of his Grandfather before detailing his research into his life and military career, a journey that ultimately uncovered a hitherto unknown brother who had died in the war. The book then moves on to the actions of the 1st Essex battalion in the war, focusing on Gallipoli, the Somme, and Cambrai.
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Tracing British Battalions on the Somme

Ray Westlake


Ray Westlake has collated all the information so painstakingly gathered, to produce a comprehensive compendium of the exact movements of every battalion involved in the battle. This book is invaluable not only to researchers but to all those visiting the battlefield and anxious to trace the movements of their forbears.
The Manchester Pals

Martin Steadman


Manchester proved able to raise eight Pals battalions. Initially, these battalions were composed of middle-class men who experience before the war years was within the commercial, financial and manufacturing interests which formed the foundations of Edwardian Manchester's life and prosperity. Manchester was undeniably proud of its pals battalions; that the area was capable of raising. Seven months after their arrival in France the battle of the Somme was launched, on the fateful 1st July, 1916. On the right of the British Army's extraordinary efforts that day, the Manchester Pals were part of one of the few successful actions, taking the villages of Montauban and Mametz and making a deep incursion into the German defences north of the River Somme.
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Somewhere in Blood Soaked France

Alasdair Sutherland


This book follows the life of a crofters son from the Highlands of Scotland to Edinburgh and beyond and is a very rare example of a Brave man who secretely kept a diary during his military service from the Campaigns in Dardenelles, Egypt, the Somme, Ypres and every other battle he fought in, most not as memorable and probably long forgotten but every bit as Bloody. Angus's diary gives a modest and unique version of events he lived through and also the horrific conditions which he had to face on a daily basis. The author Alasdair Sutherland paints a bigger picture of what really took place on those diary entry dates looking back in time to the battlefields filling in the detail and giving the diary more depth and perspective. This is a unique story brought to life by a very knowledgeable author who researched the subject in great detail.
Somewhere in Blood Soaked France

Alasdair Sutherland


From the heat and dust of the Dardanelles to the mud of the Western Front, Corporal Angus Mackay had one constant companion, his diary. He wrote of the battles and campaigns he fought in, names that would go down in history: Gallipoli, the Somme, Ypres and Arras. Serving in the the 1st/5th Battalion (Queens Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots and later the 88th Brigade Machine Gun Corps, he left a record of one man's extraordinary and tragic war. In Somewhere in Blood Soaked France, Alasdair Sutherland reveals this previously unpublished account of the First World War, complete with historical context, orders of battle and extracts from official war diaries. This rare source - it was an offence to keep a record in a case of capture - offers a stirring insight into the bravery of Mackay and his companions, who were not afraid to die for their country. 'If I go under it will be in a good cause, so roll on the adventure.'
Never so Innocent Again

Richard Llewellyn Davie


A narrative written from the notes and diary of Corporal Richard Llewellyn Davies of the 3rd Battalion of the Monmouthshire Regiment and the 9th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers.He left his native village of Hollybush in the Sirhowy Valley Monmouthshire on the morning of the 5th of August 1914. Three times wounded and twice gassed he survived the whole of the main battles of the Western Front and returned home in January 1919. Of the nine volunteers that left the village with him, he was the only one to return home in 1919.
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The Young Gunner: The Royal Field Artillery in the Great War

David Hutchison


The Young Gunner describes the history of the Royal Field Artillery in France and Flanders in the Great War, including the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The book is based on the letters and journals of Second Lieutenant Colin Hutchison who joined the army aged 19 just before the war started. He found himself in command of a single gun in battle in 1914, a section of guns in 1915, a battery of six guns in 1916, and a brigade of 24 guns by the end of the war. He tells the story of front line action in thirteen battles on the Western Front, including Mons 1914, Ypres 1915, The Somme 1916, Passchendaele 1917 and Ypres 1918. His personal stories are inspiring, but more importantly his letters and journals describe, in a consistent style, not only life on the front line with the artillery, but also the details of his tactical deployment in battle.David explains, from his perspective, why so many men died unnecessarily in that war, and why the changes in tactical thinking he saw as necessary t




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