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Evacuation of casualties from the Somme 1916

This article is a summary of the activity of the evacuation of wounded, sick and injured casualties from the Somme sector in the period 24 June to 25 November 1916. My date range is wider…


German mine explodes at “Auchy Left” 6 May 1916

Background On 15 December 1915, the experienced regular unit, the 1st Battalion of the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), transferred to the newly arrived 100th Infantry Brigade of 33rd Division. Shortly afterwards, the division took…







The campaign medal rolls

The campaign medal rolls are a vital source of information, but the degree of detail they include varies. What are they? The rolls are large, heavy, bound volumes. The originals are held at the National…


The British III Corps in France and Flanders

III Corps was part of the original British Expeditionary Force but its formation was only decided on mobilisation on 5 August 1914. Its headquarters assembled at Southampton and landed at Le Havre on 27 August…