So many local men killed on first day of battle

This week marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme began. Picture: Press Association.
This week marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme began. Picture: Press Association.
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Today we continue our tribute to the 516 South Tyneside men who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme, by listing the names of the 188 local soldiers who died in the very first day of the battle.

They are: Private Francis Miller P. (Frank) Cable, 10/West Yorkshire Regt. (11189), 1 July 1916, aged 32. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz. VI.T.8. (4450).

Private Edward Campion, ‘A’ Company, 26/NF (Tyneside Irish) (26/827), 1 July 1916, aged 23. Serre Road Cemetery No. 2. XI.D.7. (652).

Private George Carling, ‘A’ Company, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) (25/131), 1 July 1916, aged 32. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (225). (P).

Private Gordon Morris Carling, 5 Platoon, ‘B’ Company. 16/NF (Newcastle Commercials) (16/317), 1 July 1916, aged 19. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (70).

Sapper John Henry Cave, 1st/1st Durham Fortress Company, Royal Engineers (Territorial) (471182), 1 July 1917, aged 17. Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval. F.10. (1364).

Private William Clark, 21/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (21/1598), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (2044).

Private John Henry Clarkson, 15/Durham Light Infantry (19502), 1 July 1916, aged 21. Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle. IX.A.10. (174). (P).

Private Matthew Clasper, 20/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (20/1546), 1 July 1916, aged 26. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (191). (P).

Private Edward Anderson Cockburn, 3 Platoon, ‘A’ Company, 16/NF (Newcastle Commercials) (16/151), 1 July 1916, aged 21 (Born: 10 September 1894). Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (1341).

Private John Connor, ‘B’ Company, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) (25/841), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (635).

Private John Corkin, ‘B’ Company, 20/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (20/1246), 1 July 1916, aged 23. Ovillers Military Cemetery. XVI.F.8. (763). (P).

Private George Coyle, 2/Yorkshire Regt. (16812), 1 July 1916, aged 21. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz. Memorial 32. (1702).

Lance-Corporal James Patrick Coyne, ‘D’ Company, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) (25/108), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (638).

Private George William Cranson, 20/NF (Tyneside Scottish), 1 July 1916, aged 36. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (241).

Captain Joseph Berkeley Cubey, ‘A’ Company, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish), 1 July 1916, aged 32. Ovillers Military Cemetery. XI.D.1. (4). (P).

Lance-Corporal Peter Cunningham, ‘A’ Company, 26/NF (Tyneside Irish) (26/812), 1 July 1916, aged 19 or 20. Serre Road Cemetery No. 2. XI.D.5. (654).

Private William Daglish, ‘D’ Company, 24/NF (Tyneside Irish) (24/1589), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (629). (P).

Acting Corporal Robert Daley, ‘C’ Company, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (23/1220), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (792).

Private Robert Thomas Ireland Danby, 11/Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (18358), 1 July 1816, aged 20. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 4D and 5B. (3111).

Piper Robert Davison, ‘B’ Company, 20/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (20/1594), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (185). (P).

Lance-Corporal William E. Davison, 15/Durham Light Infantry (20152), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 14A and 15C. (1929).

Lance-Corporal Richard Davison, 20/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (20/742), 1 July 1916, aged 29. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (2688).

Private Richard Davison, ‘A’ Company, 20/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (20/740). 1 July1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (764).

Private John William Day, 1/Border Regt. (9650), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 2, Auchonvillers. B.71. (2869).

Private Samuel Dix, ‘D’ Company, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) (25/928), 1 July 1916, aged 28 (Born: 29 April 1891). Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (500). (P).

Private Francis (Frank) Docherty, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) (25/923), 1 July 1916, aged 28 or 29. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (2084).

Private James Doran, ‘C’ Company. 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (23/1219), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (793).

Private Benjamin Doyle, ‘A’ Company. 27/NF (Tyneside Irish) (27/162), 1 July 1916, aged 31. Bapaume Post Military Cemetery, Albert. II.N.2. (668).

Private Joseph Dugdale, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (23/57), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (2657).

Private William Duncan, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (29/159), 1 July 1916, aged 34. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (2658).

Corporal John Thomas Percy (Percy) Dunn, 2/West Yorkshire Regiment (attached to 23 Brigade Trench Mortar Battery) (3/9035), 1 July 1916, aged 20. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 2A, 2C and 2D. (98).

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We will feature more of the fallen tomorrow.