Continuing the sad roll call of South Tyneside’s Somme victims

More of the South Tyneside men who fell at the Battle of the Somme.
More of the South Tyneside men who fell at the Battle of the Somme.
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Today we continue our tribute to the South Tyneside men who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme by listing those heroes who died on the very first day of that battle.

They are: –

Private Irving Henderson, 9 Platoon, ‘C’ Company, 16/NF (Newcastle Commercials) (16/776). 1 July 1916, aged 27. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (40). (P).

Corporal Herbert (Bertie) Henderson, 7/Yorkshire Regt. (15810), 1 July 1916, aged 18. Fricourt British Memorial. Special Memorial D.9. (52).

Private Robert Henderson, 15 West Yorkshire Regt. (1st Leeds’) (19704), 30 June 1916, aged 20. Bertrancourt Military Cemetery. I.E.9. (53).

Private Ernest Henry Heron, 20/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (20/1298), 1 July 1916, aged 24. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (236). (P).

Private John H. Hill, 7/Yorkshire Regt. (13604), 1 July 1916, aged 26. Fricourt British Cemetery. Special Memorial A.20. (103). (P).

Acting Corporal Thomas Hilton MM, ‘D’ Company, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) (25/290), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (644).

Private William Hollands, ‘B’ Company, 27/NF (Tyneside Irish) (27/1001), 1 July 1916, aged 21. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (613). (P).

Private John William Hope, 10/West Yorkshire Regt. (3/9771), 1 July 1916, aged 23. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 2A, 2C and 2D. (100). (P).

Lance-Corporal Charles Howey, 22/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (22/788), 1 July 1916, aged 30. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (180). (P).

Private Thomas Hughes, 27/NF (Tyneside Irish) (27/351), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (181). (P).

Private Thomas Forrest Irving, ‘B’ Company, 26/NF (Tyneside Irish) (26/353), 1 July 1916, aged 37. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (575). (P).

Private Thomas Irving, 7/Yorkshire Regt. (12828), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Fricourt British Cemetery. Special Memorial. B.11. (1852).

Lance-Corporal Alexander Bone Jaggers, ‘D’ Company, 27/NF (Tyneside Irish) (27/383), 1 July 1916, aged 24. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (573). (P).

Private Albert Daniel Jackson, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) (30/115), 1 July 1916, aged 24. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (694). (P).

Corporal Albert Jenkins, ‘A’ Company, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (23/11), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (206). (P).

Private Charles Borthwick Johnson MM, 22/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (22/30), 1 July 1916, aged 40. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (166). (P).

Private David Johnson, 15/Durham Light Infantry (14184), 1 July 1916, aged 20. Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle. X.B.9. (2166).

Private John Thomas Johnson, 1/East Yorkshire Regt. (7622), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C. (2983).

Private Alexander Davidson Johnston, 14/London Regt. (London Scottish) (6224), 1 July 1916, aged 32 or 33. Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2. II.B.24. (9). (P).

Private James Keenan, ‘A’ Company, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) (25/324), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (1644). (P).

Sergeant George Archer Keltie, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (23/1452), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (2614).

Private James Kirkley, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (23/1609), 1 July 1916, aged 27. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (141). (P).

Private Joseph Lamberton, 18/NF (1st Tyneside Pioneers) (18/1400), 1 July 1916, aged 20. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (2669).

Private John Lanahan, ‘A’ Company, 26/NF (Tyneside Irish) (26/1039), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (657).

Sapper William Lascelles, 526th (Durham) Field Company, Royal Engineers (470851), 1 July 1916, aged 24. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 8A and 8D. (1961). (P).

Private Frederick Lascelles, ‘A’ Company, 22/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (22/1700), 1 July 1916, aged 19. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (778). (P).

Private John Lavery, 2/King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (23002), 1 July 1916, aged 21. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 11C and 12A. (257).

Private Arthur William E. Lavery, 1/East Yorkshire Regt. (15629), 1 July 1916, aged 21. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 2C. (2184).

Private Isaac Laws, 20/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (20/1491), 1 July 1916, aged 33 or 34. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (2187).

Private Thomas Laws, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (23/116), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (4448). (P).

Private Ernest Lawson, ‘A’ Company, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (23/43), 1 July 1916, aged 32. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (795). (P).

Lance-Corporal Robert Lilley, 13 Platoon, ‘D’ Company, 16/NF (Newcastle Commercials) (16/1421), 1 July 1916, aged 26. Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille. III.U.8. (80).

Our tribute continues over the coming days.