Edward was born in Nuthurst, Sussex, and came to Witley to work as a gardener. He was killed during the last part of the Somme Campaign
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A Surrey lad, one of four brothers, killed during the battle of the Somme
Arthur was a regular soldier before the war. He was recalled in early 1915 and given command of the 9th Battalion Yorks and Lancaster Regiment. He was twice mentioned in dispatches and went over the top with his Battalion on 1st July 1916, the first day of The Battle of The Somme. Most of the men were killed or wounded, Arthur amongst them.
The story of a 16 year-old who died during the Battle of the Somme.
The story of a Tadworth resident who died during the Somme Offensive.
Edgar joined the army in 1915 and was killed during one of the Somme Battles. Like many, he has no known grave.
Leonard Howell was blinded at the Somme. He was one of many ex-servicemen to be 'taught to be blind' by St Dunstan's Hostel.
An account of Westcott men who took part in the Battle of the Somme
Thanks to Surrey Infantry Museum A joint Anglo-French offensive fought in north-east France between 1st July and mid-November 1916, this battle has achieved iconic status largely because of the huge number of casualties suffered on the first day – 57,000 British and Commonwealth dead, missing and wounded. The British attacked in the sector north of […]
Commemoration of Surrey men at the Somme