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Eyes front: Selfies from the Somme

There were no selfies taken at the battle of the Somme. If instant communication had existed, the battle of the Somme the bloodiest in British history and one of the bloodiest battles in all history could not have dragged on for 141 brutal days starting a century ago next month. Something comparable to selfies the 1916 equivalent of selfies did exist. They were lost for almost 100 years before they resurfaced a few years ago in skips and attics in northern France and then in the pages of The Independent. The pictures were the work of an amateur French photographer called Alfred Dupire, who lived just behind the British front line in the Somme in 1916. For a few francs each, he took hundreds probably thousands of pictures of British soldiers which they sent home as postcards to their loved ones.

We make no apology for calling these images Somme Selfies . Like the selfies of the 21st century, the portraits were intended for a very limited audience of family or friends. They are a mixture of the unusual and the banal; the in-focus and the out-of-focus; the neat and the scruffy; the solemn and the jokey; the young and not so young; the carefree and the scared. There are individuals, pairs, small groups and big groups. There is even a black artilleryman (one of the few images ever found of a black British Tommy from World War One).

French civilians sometimes appear, especially two little girls who sit with solemn faces on the soldiers knees. A dog occasionally turns up. Many of the portraits feature the same battered white door or the same wooden chair and the same back garden in the village of Warloy-Baillon, eight miles behind the British front line.

Eyes Front: Selfies From The Somme The girls who appear in the photos are believed to be the photographer s nieces

Over the last seven years, The Independent has published several batches of these images over 700 in all. They have been scanned digitally from old glass photographic plates located in barns and attics, jumble sales and rubbish skips by three local collectors. Anyone who tours the many Somme cemeteries is confronted with the names of thousands of soldiers without faces. Here, we have the opposite: hundreds of soldiers faces without names.

Only two or three of the soldiers in the images have ever been identified. Many, quite possibly, died soon after their pictures were taken. When first published, the photographs generated extraordinary interest from all over the world. As the centenary of the Somme approaches, we publish a selection again here today as a tribute to the largely amateur British army which fought in the most ghastly single battle of a ghastly war. Over the next month, up to the centenary of the first day of the battle on 1 July, we intend to publish a Somme Selfie of the Day on the Independent website.

Until a dozen years ago, at least one large trunk full of such glass plates survived on the Somme. There were probably many thousand pictures in the original collection, which was scattered in 2004. Most appear to have been thrown onto rubbish heaps and lost. Other such collections are known to have existed. Similar photographs taken in another village behind the Somme lines have recently been published in The Lost Tommies by Ross Coulthart.

Our images survived thanks to the efforts of three local men: Bernard Gardin, aged 67, a photography enthusiast; Dominique Zanardi, 51, proprietor of the Tommy caf at Pozi res, a village in the heart of the Somme battlefields; and Joel Scribe, 50, a local builder and collector of World War One memorabilia

By talking to people in Warloy-Baillon, and to descendants of the photographer before they died, Mr Scribe established how the pictures came to be taken. Alfred Dupire was not a professional photographer. He was a businessman and quite well off but his hobby was photography, Mr Scribe said. When a new British unit arrived in the village, the word would go round that they could have their picture taken for a few francs and he would sell them postcards to send home.

Before he died a few years ago, Dupire s grandson told me that the soldiers would queue in the street waiting for their turn. Each batch of images is dominated by soldiers from a single regiment. There are also many medics because Warloy-Baillon was the location of a hospital for soldiers who had suffered stomach and chest wounds. Many of the tommies wear the distinctive cap-badge of the DLI the Durham Light Infantry. There are also fine portraits of Scots soldiers in bonnets with Highland Light Infantry badges. Both the DLI and the HLI played a big part on the bloody first day of the Somme.

Eyes Front: Selfies From The Somme James Hepburn, one of the few to be identified. He died in 1964, aged 62

There are also Gloucesters, Sherwood Foresters, Royal Engineers, many artillerymen and members of the Machine Gun Corps. The Scots soldier shown here in his kilt sharing a cigarette and a joke with a friend from the |Machine Gun Corps is one of the two or three of our tommies to be identified. He was James Jimmy Hepburn of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, aged 18 at the time of the battle. He survived the war to marry twice, have nine children, at least 20 grandchildren and a still expanding army of great-grandchildren. He died in 1962, aged 64. Since 2010, when two photographs of him first appeared in The Independent, he has become modestly celebrated in his native land. His grand-daughter, Alvine Swanson, an English teacher in Edinburgh said: Jimmy’s photos have been around a lot One print is on the wall of my classroom, where I sometimes use it to start kids thinking about reflective writing on their own families. Occasionally there are gorgeous pieces of work. One of his great-granddaughters, still in Aberdeen, used it as the central image of a project she was doing at school. The photographs capture a British army in transition. The regular and territorial soldiers, who fought in the terrible battles of 1914 and 1915, have almost all vanished. They have been replaced by Lord Kitchener’s amateur volunteers of 1914 the Pals and Chums who fought for the first time, and died in their tens of thousands, in the Somme offensive.

There are still one or two walrus-moustached soldiers of the old school. Their faces would not have been out of place at Balaclava or Waterloo. Many of the soldiers are heart-wrenchingly young. Their faces are startlingly modern. They look like the young men that you could meet in a pub in 2016

Eyes Front: Selfies From The Somme Sheepskins were sent out to France during an overcoat shortage in 1915

In some images, the soldiers are wearing German ceremonial spiked helmets. The same helmets appear over and over suggesting that Mr Depire kept them as a photographic prop. In other pictures, Tommies are wearing raw sheepskins, making them look like Greek partisans or ancient warriors. There was an overcoat shortage in the bitter winter of 1915. Sheepskins were sent out to France instead. Other pictures, judging from the foliage in Mr Dupire s garden, were taken in the spring or summer just before or during the Big Push itself. The Somme was the most murderous single battle of the 1914-18 war. In a little less than five months, an estimated 1,200,000 British Empire, French and German soldiers were killed, captured or wounded. There were more than 400,000 British and Empire casualties, including 125,000 deaths 21,000 on the first day alone.

As summer moved into autumn, the battlefield, still green and forested on 1 July, became a desolate landscape of smashed villages, broken tree-stumps, shell-holes, rotting bodies and mud. By mid-November, the British and French had advanced the equivalent of 77.5 metres (the length of three quarters of football field) for each day’s fighting. Each metre of territory gained towards the east cost, on average, the lives of 11 British, Irish, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and South African soldiers.

The house where most of the photographs were taken was 45 Rue d Amiens, now 45 Rue du General Leclerc, in the village of Warloy-Baillon, eight miles behind the front lines of the Somme. The house is still there. The garden and courtyard seen in the background of many of the shots, sadly, no longer exists.

It was, according to legend, a love affair in Warloy-Baillon between a British officer and a local woman which inspired one of the great World War One popular songs, The Roses of Picardy . A few of the new images show French civilians,who are probably members of the photographer s family. The two little girls who appear are believed to be the photographer s nieces, Rose and Marguerite. Since this Rose was probably only six years old at the time, one of the young women pictured was perhaps the original rose that dies not in Picardy the rose that I keep in my heart!

Man vs Wild: British soldiers routed by elephants, cows & foxes

As if defeat at the hands of the Taliban and Iraqi insurgencies wasn t enough, new figures show in recent years UK troops have been bested by elephants, snakes, cows and an irate German fox. In the most recent incident, a soldier with the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment lost out to an elephant he encountered in a training exercise in Kenya. He was gored in the right arm as a result. The Telegraph quoted one officer present as saying the paratrooper was taken to hospital and we all went up to see him.

The lads bought him a wooden elephant as a memento, the officer said.

In March 2015, a soldier from the Duke of Lancaster s Regiment fell foul of a cow when he came between the beast and its calf. He was gored in the leg. Infantrymen from the Parachute Regiment s 2nd Battalion, as well as members of the Royal Anglian regiment and 1st Battalion the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders have all had recent near misses with elephants, the figures indicate. The Freedom of Information response shows that snake bites are the most common animal-related injuries, with soldiers bitten in locations as diverse as Kenya, Belize, Canada, Sierra Leone and Italy.

A number of service personnel were also bitten in the UK by the native adder. Perhaps the most unusual case was that of a gunner from the Germany-based 26 Regiment Royal Artillery being mauled by a fox. It was reported that the unfortunate soldier sustained bites and scratch marks on his back, arms and legs when he was attacked by a fox while carrying out training alongside US troops.

The British Armyrats © military s war on fauna has a long history and is by no means one-sided. During the Falklands War in 1982, it was reported that the (perhaps inappropriately named) UK warship HMS Brilliant fired on and killed three whales after mistaking them for enemy submarines. Australia may take the prize for audacity, however, with its little-known 1932 Emu War.

Following WWI, and in the midst of both economic depression and a large Emu overpopulation problem, the Aussie government decided to take on the flightless birds using Australian and British veterans armed with machine guns.

After several failed attempts to quell the creatures the force s commander, Major G.P.W. Meredith, remarked: If we had a Armyrats © military division with the bullet-carrying capacity of these birds it would face any army in the world.

They can face machine guns with the invulnerability of tanks. They are like Zulus whom even dum-dum bullets could not stop, he added.

The war is widely considered to have been a stalemate, with ornithologist Dominic Serventy commenting at the time: The Emu command had evidently ordered guerrilla tactics, and its unwieldy army soon split up into innumerable small units that made use of the Armyrats © military equipment uneconomic.

First World War – On this day: 208 died on this day: Sat 04/03/1916

For further information on the events of this day 100 years ago, visit:
http://www.firstworldwar.com/onthisday/1916_03_04.htm[1]

For a diary entry from Arthur Linfoot on this day 100 years ago, visit:
http://www.arthurlinfoot.org.uk/2016/03/04/4-March-1916-Saturday/[2]

Belgium: Hainaut GUNNERS FARM Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY (2)
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18431 Private COWAN 9th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
18287 Private JOHN MAXWELL 10th Bn. Highland Light Infantry

Belgium: West-Vlaanderen BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY (1)
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7/12782 Private ALBERT JAMES HARRISON 7th Bn. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Belgium: West-Vlaanderen BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY (2)
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17170 Private JOHN ALFRED HENDERSON “D” Coy. 8th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment
12817 Private LEACH 9th Bn. Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Belgium: West-Vlaanderen DICKEBUSCH NEW Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY (2)
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40837 Gunner EDWARD ALBERT MOORES 78th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
46302 Gunner ROBERTS 78th Bde. Royal Field Artillery

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418171 Private SMITH 42nd Bn. Canadian Infantry

Belgium: West-Vlaanderen LIJSSENTHOEK Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY (9)
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10427 Private SAMUEL BRADDICK 1st Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
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903 Gunner HEPTEN 2nd (Northumbrian) Bde. Royal Field Artillery
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10324 Private MURRAY 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders
19159 Private HENRY SERPELL 10th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
2434 Private JOSEPH SUMMERFIELD 8th Bn. King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
11520 Private MORLEY FREDERICK WILSON 7th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment

Belgium: West-Vlaanderen POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY (2)
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15309 Lance Corporal PHILPOTT 11th Bn. Essex Regiment
15241 Private SMITH 1st Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)

Belgium: West-Vlaanderen RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM) (1)
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6/1298 Private THOMAS TERNANT REA (D C M) 6th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers

Belgium: West-Vlaanderen SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY (1)
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16970 Private WILLIAM RYAN 7th Bn. Border Regiment

Belgium: West-Vlaanderen VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE NO.3 (2)
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44497 Sapper OSBORN 78th Field Coy. Royal Engineers
18887 Private ROBERTS 7th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment

Belgium: West-Vlaanderen VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2 (1)
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12178 Corporal MASSIE 7th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment

Belgium: West-Vlaanderen YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL (11)
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G/4809 Lance Corporal WALTER BATES 13th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
23277 Private CHARLES DICKINSON 2nd Bn. Royal Scots
102166 Sapper ROBERT DICKSON 175th Tunnelling Coy. Royal Engineers
19489 Private THOMAS GREEN 8th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment
14068 Private JAMES HAWKINS 8th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment
14917 Private GEORGE JONES 8th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment
G/7836 Private ARTHUR MOORE 13th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
12875 Private MYHILL 2nd Bn. Suffolk Regiment
2967 Private THOMAS PAXTON 1st/5th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
6237 Corporal JAMES RODGER “B” Coy. 2nd Bn. Royal Scots
19184 Private BENJAMIN SCARD 7th Bn. Border Regiment

Canada: Manitoba BRANDON CEMETERY, MANITOBA (1)
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151548 Private PETER BROWN 79th Bn. Canadian Infantry

Canada: Nova Scotia HALIFAX MEMORIAL (1)
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511079 Driver LACEY Canadian Army Service Corps

Canada: Ontario NORTHBROOK UNITED CHURCH CEMETERY (1)
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835365 Private HARRY SPICER 146th Bn. Canadian Infantry

Canada: Ontario TORONTO (PROSPECT) CEMETERY (1)
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487281 Lance Corporal WILLIAM SYDNEY RICE 5th University Coy. Canadian Infantry

Egypt: ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) Armyrats © MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY (1)
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1792 Private MURRAY 3rd Regt. South African Infantry

Egypt: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY (1)
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290 Rifleman ARMSTRONG 19th Bn. Rifle Brigade

Egypt: CHATBY MEMORIAL (1)
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1689 Private WALTER CHARLES EDWARD CONNELLY 4th Bn. Essex Regiment

Egypt: HELIOPOLIS (PORT TEWFIK) MEMORIAL (1)
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244 Sepoy FAZL KHAN 1st Bn. 33rd Punjabis

Egypt: SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY (3)
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1139 Driver HARRY BALDWIN 1st East Lancs Bde. Royal Field Artillery
8813 Private SANDERSON 1st/6th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
9653 Lance Corporal HENRY TEES “G” Coy. 4th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment

France: Nord BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD (1)
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1179 Private McCAFFERTY 10th Bn. Highland Light Infantry

France: Nord CITE BONJEAN Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES (7)
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3/3589 Private BOOTH 9th Bn. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Lieutenant Colonel FRANCIS EDWARD LLOYD DANIELL (D S O) Seaforth Highlanders
Second Lieutenant HERBERT AUGUSTUS JOHNSTON 1st Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps
3/358 Private RHODES 9th Bn. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9531 Private ROBINSON 9th Bn. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
14447 Private SANDERSON 9th Bn. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
24364 Private LEONARD SIDDALL 9th Bn. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

France: Nord MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY (2)
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2649 Private ERNEST ALLSOPP 10th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment
88758 Sapper JOHN MILLAR 205th Field Coy. Royal Engineers

France: Pas de Calais ARRAS MEMORIAL (3)
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96909 Sapper ALFRED BIRCHALL 175th Field Coy. Royal Engineers
25334 Serjeant FREDERICK GRAY 6th T.M. Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery
18334 Gunner WILLIAM THOMAS HUMPHRISS 6th T.M. Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery

France: Pas de Calais BAILLEULMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY (1)
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R/9048 Rifleman HAND 13th Bn. King’s Royal Rifle Corps

France: Pas de Calais BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY (4)
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G/228 Private SIDNEY BIGGS 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
16105 Private FRANCIS 9th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
GSSR/127 Serjeant FREDERICK STEPHEN MICHAEL GILLHAM 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
787 Private KINGHAM 9th Bn. Royal Fusiliers

France: Pas de Calais BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY (3)
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13328 Private CHAPMAN 13th Bn. Durham Light Infantry
5763 Private NATHANIEL BAILEY RINGE 2nd Bn. Suffolk Regiment
T4/197891 Private HIRAM H. TAYLOR 8th Reserve Park Army Service Corps

France: Pas de Calais CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ (2)
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19241 Private FORD 1st Bn. Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
R/8730 Rifleman KIDDY 7th Bn. King’s Royal Rifle Corps

France: Pas de Calais CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION (2)
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9995 Private GARWOOD 1st Bn. Middlesex Regiment
6505 Private JOSEPH JACKSON LAYBOURNE 1st Bn. Middlesex Regiment

France: Pas de Calais CHOCQUES Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY (1)
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15058 Corporal KNIGHT 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment

France: Pas de Calais ETAPLES Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY (4)
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19735 Private FARNELL 8th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment
941 Private FRANKLIN Army Service Corps (Canteens)
13/21007 Private HARLAND 10th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
20230 Private HERBERT HARRY SEATON 2nd Bn. Suffolk Regiment

France: Pas de Calais GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY (1)
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19842 Private PROTHEROE 13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

France: Pas de Calais LAPUGNOY Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY (4)
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7127 Private HENRY CAMPBELL 11th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
46369 Sapper EDGLEY 70th Field Coy. Royal Engineers
16287 Private SMITH 8th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
13319 Private UPTON 1st Bn. South Wales Borderers

France: Pas de Calais LE TOURET Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L’AVOUE (1)
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25544 Private ROBERTS 17th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

France: Pas de Calais LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY (1)
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9292 Gunner HAROLD HENRY PEARCE 72nd Bde. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery

France: Pas de Calais LOOS MEMORIAL (30)
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G/6044 Private SAMUEL BROOKS 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
G/1085 Private JOHN AMBROSE GEARING 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
G/466 Private GEORGE GODDEN 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
G/635 Private THOMAS HARBOUR 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
G/345 Private WILLIAM HEARSAY 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
Captain ARTHUR FRANK HENTY 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
8729 Private CHARLES HOAD “B” Coy. 9th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
G/613 Lance Corporal JAMES BRADLEY HODKISON 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
Second Lieutenant DUNCAN McPHERSON STUDDERT HOLMES 9th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
L/10187 Serjeant JAMES KEEGAN (D C M) 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
G/9133 Private HENRY JOSEPH KIMBER 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
L/10187 Serjeant JAMES KING ALIAS
12431 Private CHARLES WILLIAM LAMBERT 9th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
4122 Private EDWARD LAVIN 6th Bn. Connaught Rangers
L/11947 Company Serjeant Major THOMAS HENRY VICTOR LEWIS “B” Coy. 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
G/10912 Private WILLIAM J. LOVE 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
2248 Private THOMAS MALLON 6th Bn. Connaught Rangers
L/9982 Private HAROLD SALES MARTIN 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
Second Lieutenant ERIC ALFRED MONTESOLE 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
G/268 Serjeant THOMAS EDWARD MOORHOUSE (D C M) 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
L/12291 Private JOHN MURPHY 9th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
G/8983 Private DANIEL O’BRIEN 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
60731 Gunner GEORGE THOMAS OSBORNE “Y” 12th T.M. Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery
48447 Gunner THOMAS PARKER 6th T.M. Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery
G/381 Private ARTHUR PRYKE 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
G/4195 Private WILLIAM RODGERS 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
L/10244 Lance Corporal EDWARD THOMAS ROGERS 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
G/1073 Lance Corporal WILLIAM JOHN SHEPPARD 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
G/104 Private FRANK SKINNER 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
Lieutenant RONALD GRAHAM WELLS 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment

France: Pas de Calais QUARRY CEMETERY, VERMELLES (1)
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4347 Private CORBETT 6th Bn. Connaught Rangers

France: Pas de Calais SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS CANADIAN CEMETERY (1)
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25463 Private DOUTHWAITE 15th Bn. Royal Scots

France: Pas de Calais ST. VAAST POST Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L’AVOUE (1)
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31711 Private LINTHWAITE 9th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

France: Pas de Calais ST. VENANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY (1)
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24037 Private NANCARROW 14th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment

France: Pas de Calais VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY (5)
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727 Private GRENDER 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
12294 Private SIDNEY KENT 7th Bn. Suffolk Regiment
16393 Gunner HENRY JAMES MILLER “D” Bty. 72nd Bde. Royal Field Artillery
826 Lance Serjeant HAROLD WILLIAM STIRLING 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
660 Private ANDREW GEORGE WATTS 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment

France: Pas de Calais WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY (1)
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11325 Lance Corporal BASIL VIVIAN HATTON 6th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment

France: Seine-Maritime LE TREPORT Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY (1)
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11237 Private JOSEPH SHERATT 6th Bn. Leicestershire Regiment

France: Seine-Maritime ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN (1)
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9928 Private ELKINS 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment

France: Somme ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY (1)
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SE/9012 Private JONES 14th Veterinary Hosp. Army Veterinary Corps

France: Somme ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (1)
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1771 Private GIBLIN 2nd Bn. Manchester Regiment

France: Somme CERISY-GAILLY Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY (1)
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17433 Private JOHN MORGAN 19th Bn. The King’s (Liverpool Regiment)

France: Somme CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY (1)
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70196 Driver ROBERT STEPHAN BURTON 7th Divisional Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery

France: Somme GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE (1)
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8965 Lance Corporal McILWRATH 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

France: Somme SUCRERIE Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS (1)
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3001 Private CLAUD EDWARD FREER RAWSON 1st/6th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment

France: Somme VILLERS-BOCAGE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (2)
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3560 Gunner DWYER 86th T.M. Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery
2022 Private RICHARD MACPHERSON 6th Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Greece: SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY (1)
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14466 Lance Corporal EADE 11th Bn. Welsh Regiment

India: BANGALORE (HOSUR ROAD) CEMETERY (1)
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TF/1355 Private HORACE MOLICK 2nd/6th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment

India: DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE) (1)
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2205 Sepoy DAYA RAM 1st Bn. 91st Punjabis (Light Infantry)

India: WELLINGTON GARRISON CEMETERY (1)
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3755 Private ELFORD 2nd/4th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry

Iraq: BASRA MEMORIAL (29)
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7600 Serjeant PERCY EVERTON STEPHEN ATTRILL 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment
2309 Private BABAJI PAWAR 1st Bn. 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry
1927 Rifleman BHARATMAN RAI Assam Armyrats © Military Police
Ahmednagar/62 Follower CHAMMAN BALLARAM Supply and Transport Corps
3191 Rifleman CHUNNA RAM 104th Wellesley’s Rifles
14166 Private SAMUEL CLARKE 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment
3008 Sepoy DATTARAM NAIK 105th Mahratta Light Infantry
3394 Rifleman DES RAM Burma Armyrats © Military Police
37030 Private PHILIP DUNFORD 1st Bn. Manchester Regiment
3323 Lance Naik DURGA CHARN 86th Carnatic Infantry
Lahore/170 Driver FAQIRA 3rd. Mule Corps
2100 Lance Naik HARNAM SINGH 1st Bn. 89th Punjabis
Follower ISARI 22nd Punjabis
4157 Private KESHO SAVANT 1st Bn. 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry
3275 Sepoy LABH SINGH 36th Sikhs
2313 Sepoy LILA SINGH 1st Bn. 2nd Queen Victoria’s Own Rajput Light Infantry
2629 Lance Naik MAMRAJ RAM 104th Wellesley’s Rifles
5080 Sepoy MANOHAR 1st Bn. 113th Indian Infantry
4985 Lance Naik MOHAR 1st Bn. 67th Punjabis
3415 Rifleman MUHAMMAD KHAN 104th Wellesley’s Rifles
Follower NANHE 1st Bn. 48th Indian Pioneers
1099 Sepoy NUR DIN 24th Punjabis
1698 Sepoy PATRAM SINGH 16th Rajputs (Lucknow Regiment)
2727 Havildar PIRA RAM 104th Wellesley’s Rifles
1312 Driver RAM SINGH Bharatpur (Imperial Service) Transport Corps
4009 Private SADASHIV JADHAV 1st Bn. 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry
14222 Private ALBERT JAMES SAMMELS 2nd Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment
1754 Sepoy SHAM SINGH 16th Rajputs (Lucknow Regiment)
2983 Private YESHWANT PADWAL 1st Bn. 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry

Italy: BARI WAR CEMETERY (1)
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7739DA Deck Hand CLIFFORD ARTHUR BURGESS H.M. Drifter Hastings Castle. Royal Naval Reserve

Jamaica: KINGSTON (UP PARK CAMP) MEMORIAL NO.1 (1)
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2527 Stoker DAVID BRUCE GORDON H.M.A.S. “Sydney” Royal Australian Navy

Jamaica: KINGSTON (UP PARK CAMP) Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY (1)
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12087 Serjeant PONSONBY Royal Garrison Artillery

United Kingdom: Channel Islands ST. MARTIN CHURCHYARD, JERSEY (1)
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6971 Private PAYN 1st Regt. South African Infantry

United Kingdom: Devon PLYMOUTH (FORD PARK) CEMETERY (1)
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SS/6704 Ordinary Seaman McHUGH H.M.S. “Vivid.” Royal Navy

United Kingdom: Devon PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL (3)
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4635TS Trimmer JAMES BROWN H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve
873ES Engineman THOMAS GRIFFITHS H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve
4473TS Trimmer NELSON VICTORY LARGE H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve

United Kingdom: Durham CONSETT BLACKHILL AND BLACKHILL OLD CEMETERY (1)
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735 Private PARKER 18th Bn. Durham Light Infantry

United Kingdom: Durham STOCKTON-ON-TEES (OXBRIDGE LANE) CEMETERY (1)
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12195 Private REGINALD HALL 3rd Bn. Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

United Kingdom: Edinburgh EDINBURGH (PIERSHILL) CEMETERY (1)
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2609 Colour Serjeant ALFRED HARDING 6th Bn. Royal Scots

United Kingdom: Flintshire BANGOR MONACHORUM (ST. DUNAWD) CHURCHYARD (1)
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7658 Private DODD 2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

United Kingdom: Glamorganshire MOUNTAIN ASH (MAESYRARIAN) CEMETERY (1)
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407 Driver EVAN DAVIES 3rd/1st Glam. Field Coy. Royal Engineers

United Kingdom: Hampshire PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL (4)
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617ST Trimmer THOMAS HUNT H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve
547V Stoker DAVID JONES H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve
149649 Able Seaman WILLIAM HENRY THOMAS H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Navy
713SD Deck Hand ROBERT TOD H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve

United Kingdom: Kent CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL (6)
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8918DA Deck Hand SAMUEL BARKHAM H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve
3906DA Deck Hand WILLIAM JAMES BENTLEY H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve
1720DA Deck Hand PERCY BESSANT H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve
1256DA Deck Hand GEORGE WILLIAM GORDON H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve
1855DA Deck Hand HENRY JOHN MACKAY H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve
Skipper GEORGE WEST H.M. Trawler “Flicker.” Royal Naval Reserve

United Kingdom: Kent DEAL CEMETERY (1)
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CH/3830 Colour Serjeant ELLINGHAM Royal Marine Light Infantry

United Kingdom: Kent DOVER (ST. JAMES’S) CEMETERY (2)
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PO/4490 Serjeant JAMES KEEFE H.M.S. Alcantara Royal Marine Light Infantry
3541/C Ordinary Seaman DONALD MORRISON H.M. Trawler, Flicker Royal Naval Reserve

United Kingdom: Kent SHORNCLIFFE Armyrats © MILITARY CEMETERY (1)
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171051 Private STEPHEN CARR 83rd Bn. Canadian Infantry

United Kingdom: Lancashire PRESTON (NEW HALL LANE) CEMETERY (1)
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26566 Private WILLIAM DAGGERS 3rd Bn. Cheshire Regiment

United Kingdom: London GREENWICH CEMETERY (2)
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L/8409 Corporal KNIVETT 1st Bn. Royal Fusiliers
87093 Driver ALBERT ALFRED ROPER 19th Reserve Bty. Royal Field Artillery

United Kingdom: London KENSAL GREEN (ST. MARY’S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY (1)
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11122 Private WILLIAM JOHN LEEDHAM 11th Bn. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

United Kingdom: London PUTNEY VALE CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM (1)
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AA/2534 Able Seaman WILLIAM CHARLES BAMSEY Anti-Aircraft Sect. H.M.S. “President.” Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

United Kingdom: Middlesex ST. PANCRAS CEMETERY (1)
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22070 Private EDWARD JAMES TAYLOR 20th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

United Kingdom: Monmouthshire NEWPORT (ST. WOOLOS) CEMETERY (1)
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2109/ST Trimmer DRISCOLL H.M.S. “Vivid.” Royal Naval Reserve

United Kingdom: Northamptonshire EARLS BARTON CEMETERY (1)
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22655 Private JOHNSON 3rd Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment

United Kingdom: Orkney LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY (1)
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M/8648(Dev) Engine Room Artificer 4th Class ARTHUR GORDON SAMUEL H.M.S. “Benbow.” Royal Navy

United Kingdom: Perthshire PERTH (WELLSHILL) CEMETERY (1)
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2790 Private IAN MCNAUGHTON PILKINGTON 2nd/6th Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

United Kingdom: Shropshire LAWLEY (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD (1)
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8130 Air Mechanic 2nd Class HAROLD JOHN MASON Royal Flying Corps

United Kingdom: Suffolk BARKING (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD (1)
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5298 Private JOHN ALBERT ROSHER 11th Bn. East Surrey Regiment

United Kingdom: Westmorland KIRKBY STEPHEN CEMETERY (1)
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4693 Rifleman MOFFATT 8th Bn. London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

United Kingdom: Yorkshire BROTTON CHURCH CEMETERY (1)
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99427 Gunner ARTHUR BENNISON Royal Field Artillery

References

  1. ^ http://www.firstworldwar.com/onthisday/1916_03_04.htm (www.firstworldwar.com)
  2. ^ http://www.arthurlinfoot.org.uk/2016/03/04/4-March-1916-Saturday/ (www.arthurlinfoot.org.uk)
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