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Remembering Thomas Henry Marriott July 1916 the Somme my grandfather

Josie Wallace nee Marriott
Remembering
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Joseph you are in our hearts

Martine Prajoux nèe Poupon
I want to visit my great Uncle's grave. Joseph Poupon died in Verdun in the 1st world war I want to visit his grave in August 2018
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David Alexander Black-Smith

Susan Morton
Royal Scots Guards. Enlisted in Liverpool. Killed on 4th July 1916. Never saw his son, my Granddad. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace. Remembered at Thiepval
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2nd Lt Denys S Rogers d. 21.03.1918

Denys Stutely Rogers killed in action at Ronssoy 21.3.1918

Nick Rogers
In memory of Denys Stutely Rogers, killed in action 21 March 1918, a 2nd Lieutenant in 34 Battery, 189 Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, aged 19. On the morning of 21st March, he was wounded in the arm and was taken to one of the gun pits for shelter and field dressing. The gun pit was seen to take a direct hit from a heavy German shell, killing all three men in the pit. The area fell into German hands shortly afterwards and Denys' body could not be recovered and he has no marked grave. His name is recorded on the Arras Memorial. On the same day, approximately 10 miles away, his elder brother, my father, Lt. A. B. Rogers, MC, 1Bn KSLI was one of a handful of 1Bn officers and men who fought a rearguard action and survived the day. 1Bn was effectively destroyed that day and my father was one of very few officers from the existing battalion to survive the war. He was awarded a bar to his MC for his efforts in leading the rear guard of his men and the "odds and sods" of other regiments that day.
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George and Harry

George Wilson and Harry Crockett

Harry Wilson
Served in the South African Brigade. My father George and best friend Harry killed Ypres 20 Sept 1917. George (one of 6 brothers who served) captured 24 March 1918.
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Mort pour la France le 21 mai 1918 à l'ambulance 4-9 Secteur Postal 64 à Hallivillers (Somme) Inhumé au cimetière de la commune de Javron les Chapelles 53

Hommage à un grand-oncle EDOUARD LEMERCIER

SH
Le 21 mai 1918 ,tu tombais sur ces terres d'Hallivillers dans la Somme. Pour toute la souffrance endurée pendant cette guerre,nous te rendons hommage et perpétuons le souvenir du sacrifice de ta vie dans notre famille.
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James White 16th HLI - died 1 July 1916

Andrew White
Memory of James White son of Robert and Dorothy and big brother of Jackie and Dora.
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GRAY, ALFRED WALTER

Stephen McGrath
Does anyone know any living family of this fallen soldier, Service Number 305538 died in the battle of Somme 01/07/1916.
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Barney Griew

Dot Griew
Barney (Barnett) Griew was my husband's uncle, a scout and keen sketchers who wrote home regularly with illustrated letters. Barney' s sacrifice was celebrated in 'Changing the Landscape' an art project by his great niece Sarah Kogan at the National Archives.
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Journal d'un brancardier Abbevillois

Tellier
Robert Delahaigue, brancardier et musicien au 51è RI a tenu son journal de bord tout au long de la guerre. Blessé dans les derniers mois, il retrouve son bataillon quelques jours avant l'armistice. Le 11 novembre 1918, son régiment montait en 1è ligne quand ils ont appris la fin de la guerre...
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Lievin-tranchée Dichary

Un photographe amateur dans la guerre (E. Leblanc)

TELLIER
Mon arrière grand père était passionné de photographie avant la guerre, et il a emmené son matériel avec lui. Une partie de ses nombreux stéréotypes sont parvenus jusqu'à moi; ils sont émouvants et de grande qualité artistique en plus!! Voici quelques plaques scannées.
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4177 L/cpl Wilfred Spelman H.A.C.

Ian Spelman
From my Great uncles war diary on the Somme AUG 16th 1916 "Today is a red letter (or black letter?) day. It is exactly one year since I in my innocence toddled up to Armoury House in City road & took the oath, which led to several – yes you guess what I am about to write – so enough!! Suffice to say that I am glad to have gone through it, but like a million and one others sincerely trust it will not be necessary again. Also an equally earnest hope that it is nearer the end than the beginning". 4177 L/Cpl Wilfred Spelman H.A.C. Missing on the Somme Remembered on the Thiepval memorial to the missing.
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Private Robert Sutton killed in action 24th April 1918

Remembering Robert Sutton

Mark Taylor
Though we never met, your valour we shall not forget. Lost in a battle that was not yours, you gave your life for others reward. A noble sacrifice for all. We will carry your torch until we too shall fall. Lest we forget.
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Robert Sutton killed in action 24th April 1918

Remembering Robert Sutton

Mark Taylor
Though we never met, your valour we shall not forget. Lost in a battle that was not yours, you gave your life for others reward. A noble sacrifice for all. We will carry your torch until we too shall fall. Lest we forget.
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James Raphael Meade

Irene Fish
Forever in our memories. A great uncle I never knew but his name will always be on the Cenotaphs in Gore and Dunedin, N.Z. and the home town Cenotaph of Sunbury, Victoria along with he's brother Sylvester Paul Meade 8th Light Horse
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St. Mary's Church, Stoke sub Hamdon, Somerset

Sgt. Archibald Stephen Thorne

Hilary Singleton
Always in our thoughts. Reunited with your youngest sister on 09.06.16, who was born on 14.01.15, whom you never got to meet. So proud of your courage and bravery. We hope to find you and bring you home one day. We will never forget. Rest in peace xx
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Private James McGrath

Micheal Traynor
James McGrath from Victoria Australia died at The Somme on 14 November 1916. He was serving with the 5th Pioneer Battalion and was working on the Bernafay - Longueval Road. He had served at Gallipoli, and survived Fromelles and Pozieres. We have no photos of him, nor any knowledge of his life other than his war record. This blurred photo is not him - but it represents him. Two of his brothers also served in France and survived. He is buried in Longueval Cemetery and has been visited by later generations. We commemorate his anniversary at Wodonga on 13 November 2016. Lest We Forget.
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My Great Uncle

Glenda Cullinane
In memory of my Great Uncle Howard Bailey, who died on the 29th of October 1916, his body was never found and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. RIP
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Ian and Lit's trip to the grave of Jonathan Tombs

Thank you

Lit Smith
So lucky to have just been to the Somme to visit my great great uncle’s grave Jonathan Tombs 1877-1916 who died on the 9th October. So sad but a wonderful memory to have. I have written a blog about the trip http://litsmithceramics.blogspot.co.uk. Thank you all X
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10398 L/Cpl Terence McSherry, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

Carol Nowell
Remembering my Great Uncle 10398 Lance Corporal Terence McSherry, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers who died in action at Guillemont, Picardie on 30th July 1916, aged 24 years. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Robert Laurence Binyon
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Extrait de son dossier militaire,matricule 1577,conscription 1913

Honneur à mon grand-père niçois

Milliet
Le 14 janvier 1917,lors de la bataille de Verdun, Augustin Vérani a été gravement blessé par un éclat d'obus. Les séquelles de cette blessure ont été lourdes mais il a gardé la vie. Il a été décoré de la Croix de guerre 14-18 et de la Médaille militaire.Je ne l'ai jamais entendu se plaindre ou parler de ses décorations. Il pensait n'avoir fait que son devoir pour défendre la Patrie et rendait hommage à ses frères d'armes disparus dans la Meuse.
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Memories de La Grande Guerre

Adrian Beer
Apart from my Grandfathers who served in the First World War in France, I am so pleased my WWI Figurines and Mideas found on www.unitygifts.co.uk really received so well in war museums and people ll over the World. It makes me feel I am commemorating them, as well as every other Tommy who served.
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Memories de La Grande Guerre

Adrian Beer
Apart from my Grandfathers who served in the First World War in France, I am so pleased my WWI Figurines and Mideas found on www.unitygifts.co.uk really received so well in war museums and people ll over the World. It makes me feel I am commemorating them, as well as every other Tommy who served.
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Private William John Moore, 11946, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Stephen Kerr
Wounded at Gallipoli, killed on the Somme, 01/07/1916. R.I.P.
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Corporal Percy Etherington "The Buffs"

Remembering Percy Etherington - East Kent Regiment 6th Battalion

Alison Barnes
4th August 1916 - Remembering my Great, Great Uncle, Corporal Percy Etherington - 100yrs on. Killed by a mortar somewhere near Ovilliers, where his remains still lie. He was 31 yrs old. A poem used in his memorial service read: Far off in a foreign land, under the starlit sky, There in a lonely grave my darling lies. Oh! That I could have seen his face or raised his lips to mine, Or heard him say those fondest words, 'Mother dear good-bye'. He left behind a wife and young daughter.
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South African

RC Hayes

Charmaine Kruger (nee Hayes)
We are descendants of Robert Charles Hayes living in South Africa. We saw the name RC Hayes on the Memorial Wall in Delville Wood during the centennial ceremony in July 2016 and wondered whether it was a Robert Charles Hayes who died during fight in Delville Wood in 2016? Regards
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my Grandfather

Anne Ralph
Remembering my Grandfather Sergeant William Samuels on this special year Gone but not Forgotten
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my Grandfather

Joan Samuels
In memory of my Grandfather, our Fathers father Sergeant William Samuels Royal Field Artilary remembering you with pride in our Hearts on this 100th Anniversary.
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de gauche à droite: Général Joffre-le président Poincaré-le roi Georges V- le général Foch -Général Douglas Haig

Préparation du commandement unique au Valvion à Beauquesne

Deloraine
L'état major britannique de la troisième armée commandée par le Général Douglas Haig s'est installé en juillet 1916 au Valvion pour diriger la préparation de la bataille de la Somme. Le 12 août 1916,le roi Georges V, faisant une visite du front avec le prince de Galles,s'est entretenu avec les plénipotentiaires français:le Général Joffre,le président Poincaré,le général Foch ,de la marche à suivre face aux hostilités. Cette conférence participera à la mise en place du Commandement unique qui sera ratifié par les états français et britannique à Doullens le 26 mars 1918.
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Pozieres 1916

Doug MASLIN
My great uncle, Thomas James Maslin AIF fought and died at Mouquet Farm in August 1916. He left a new country,AUSTRALIA, to fight for the freedom of people facing an enemy of the free world
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