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Battle of the Somme, late July 1916. The 23rd RI fighters in a trench. Color by Marina Amaral.

Henry Egerton Whitgreave, Killed in Action July 1, 1916. First day of the Battle of the Somme.

Battle of the Somme. These photo's of the front line were taken by Royal Flying Corps squadrons, 30 June - 1 July 1916. ©Parliamentary Archives

2nd Lt. Edward Thomas Royal Garrison Artillery, Dec. 1916 before leaving for the Front. Thomas enlisted in The Artists Rifles in July 1915, despite being a mature married man who could have avoided enlisting, in part after reading Frost's "The Road Not Taken". He was promoted corporal, and in November 1916 was commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery. He is best known as one of the 'war poets'.

1916-2016 - 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July. Doncaster Libraries (@DoncasterLib) | Twitter

30 July 1916. Battle of Pozières Ridge 23 July - 3 Sept 1916. Water ( or Rum) is given to wounded British soldiers and German prisoners near Carnoy.

WWI; "Despite have shelling Pt J Hansen brought in wounded from the frontline" 22 Dec 1916, Archives New Zealand, Twitter.

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