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British soldiers recovered from Somme battlefield

Two British soldiers will be reburied at 11AM on 19 October at the Albert Communal Cemetery Extension in France. The pair were part of a group of eight men from the 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment who were killed following the explosion … Continue reading

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A commanding officer who fell while leading his men on 1 July 1916

Lieutenant colonel William Lyle was one of the most senior British officers killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme – 1 July 1916. He was commanding the 23rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (4th Tyneside Scottish) which suffered … Continue reading

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