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Arthur James Berkley Addison – lost his life at 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.

Centenary of the First Day 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 […]