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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916


CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916


Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916


Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916


Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

The Battle of the Somme commences.

The Battle of the Somme commences, the heaviest losses ever suffered by the British Army as 19,240 men are killed in one day and over 40,000 more are wounded.

The Liverpool Pals take the village of Montauban from the Germans, one of the very few successes of the day. In doing so however 257 men are killed or subsequently died of wounds.

Killed On This Day.

(104 Years this day)
Thursday 17th May 1917.
Pte 59030 Percy Croysdale Cleminson
31 years old

(104 Years this day)
Thursday 17th May 1917.
Corporal 33376 William Eric Sweetman
20 years old

(103 Years this day)
Friday 17th May 1918.
Pte 37751 James Milligan Mccormick
26 years old