They gave their all for king and country

Some of the South Tyneside men who gave their all at the Battle of the Somme.

Some of the South Tyneside men who gave their all at the Battle of the Somme.

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Local historian Peter Hoy today lists more of the local men who lost their life in the service of their king and country on the very first day of the bloody Battle of the Somme.

They are: Lance-Corporal Alexander Dunwoodie, 20/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (20/1646), 1 July 1916, aged 36. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (6726).

Private William Durkin, ‘A’ Company, 27/NF (Tyneside Irish) (27/1436), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (195). (P).

Private Charles Thomas Durrant, 14 Platoon, ‘D’ Company, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) (25/1364), 1 July 1916, aged 35. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (639). (P).

Private Alfred Peacock Eglintine, 22/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (22/134), 1 July 1916, aged 19. Serre Road Cemetery No. 2. XV.G.14. (139). (P).

Sergeant David Fail, ‘A’ Company, 27/NF (Tyneside Irish) (27/936), 1 July 1916, aged 20. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (93). (P).

Private Henry Fairley, ‘D’ Company, 26/NF (Tyneside Irish) (26/911), 1 July 1916, aged 22. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (194). (P).

Corporal Ephraim Fenwick, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (23/31). 1 July 1916, aged 35 or 36. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (2381). (P).

Private James Findlay, ‘B’ Company, 20/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (20/766), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (765).

Private Henry Fletcher, 8/Yorkshire Regt. (14310), 1 July 1916, aged 25 or 26. Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension. I.F.19. (1831). (P).

Private John Forster, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (29/83), 1 July 1916, aged 18. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (2661).

Private George Forster, ‘B’ Company, 22/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (22/1538), 1 July 1916, aged 23. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (776). (P).

Private Charlton Waggett Forster, 7/Yorkshire Regt. (14486), 1 July 1916, aged 39. Fricourt British Cemetery. Special Memorial B.13. (57). (P).

Private Thomas Foster, ‘B’ Company, 22/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (22/1474), 1 July 1916, aged 23. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (777).

Private John Thomas Furness, 21/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (21/1013), 1 July 1916, aged 20. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (50). (P).

Private Henry Jabez Gamble, 15 Platoon, ‘D’ Company, 23/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (23/1401), 1 July 1916, aged 24. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (794).

Private James G. Gardner, ‘C’ Company, 24/NF (Tyneside Irish) (24/988), 1 July 1916, aged 30. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (1229).

Private Benjamin Garrett, ‘C’ Company, 24/NF (Tyneside Irish) (24/1241), 1 July 1916, aged 26. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (1361). (P).

Private John Tosh Gibson, ‘C’ Company, 20/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (20/46), 1 July 1916, aged 20. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (766). (P).

Private Edwin Girling, ‘B’ Company, 27/NF (Tyneside Irish) (27/959), 1 July 1916, aged 25. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (94). (P).

Private Andrew Gordon, ‘C’ Company, 21/NF (Tyneside Scottish) (21/1120), 1 July 1916, aged 36. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (769).

Private George Robert Grant, ‘D’ Company, 25/NF (25/245), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (641). (P).

Private John William Gray, 2/South Wales Borderers (24752), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 4A. (3482).

Private John (Jack) Habershaw (or Habbershaw), ‘A’ Company, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) Machine-Gun Section) (25/273), 1 July 1916, aged 36. Ovillers Military Cemetery. XIII.M.6/7. (175). (P).

Private John Halder, ‘D’ Company, 27/NF (Tyneside Irish) (27/344), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (1057). (P).

Private Joseph Lawson Hall, ‘B’ Company, 27/NF (Tyneside Irish) (27/324), 1 July 1916, aged 32. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (74). (P).

Private Roger Hall, 1/King’s Own Scottish Borderers (20255), 1 July 1916, age unknown. Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel. VI.D.16. (908). (P).

Private Thomas Hall, ‘C’ Company, 27/NF (Tyneside Irish) (27/1014), 1 July 1916, aged 18 or 19. Bécourt Military Cemetery, Bécordel-Bécourt. I.Q.16. (672).

Acting Corporal James Harding, 1st/3rd (Durham) Field Company, Royal Engineers (Territorial) (296), 1 July 1916, aged 26 or 27. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery. III.E.2. (61).

Private Thomas George Harrison, ‘D’ Company, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) (25/248), 1 July 1916, aged 39. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (642). (P).

Private Joseph Harrison, 25/NF (Tyneside Irish) (25/277), 1 July 1916, aged 34 or 35. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (5836).

Private Edward Harvey, 24/NF (Tyneside Irish) (24/1671), 1 July 1916, aged 21. Thiépval Memorial. Pier and Face 10B, 11B and 12B. (630). (P).

We will continue our tribute to the fallen heroes later this week.