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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.

(106 Years this day)
Thursday 6th July 1916.
Pte 15309 George Cochrane
27 years old

(105 Years this day)
Friday 6th July 1917.
Pte 49498 Norman Birkhead
26 years old