The Somme 1916

Today, the 1st of July, marks the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. These men, who all died during that long, brutal and costly campaigne, are all related to my family. I remember them here.

Private 40143 Fred Ablett of the 11th Batn Royal Scots, from March Cambridgeshire aged 34

Private  43080 Benjamin Furnell of the 6th Batn Northamptonshire Rgmt from Leighton Bromswold Huntingdon aged 27

Private 18225 Victor John Furnell of the 7th Batn Bedfordshire Rgmt from Upwood Huntingdon aged 19

Private 23790 William Herbert Seward of the 7th Batn Bedfordshie Rgmt from Leighton Bromswold Huntingdon aged 35

Private 23302 Sidney Wells of the 3rd Batn Norfolk Rgmt from Kettering Nothamptonshire aged 20


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