DELVILLE WOOD

LONGUEVAL - SOMME - FRANCE

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DELVILLE WOOD/LONGUEVAL

ROLL OF HONOUR

This roll of honour provides names of the 5966 men of British units killed during the operations for the capture of Delville Wood and Longueval. It can not be considered as exhaustive considering the men who died of wounds after the battle, during or after the War.

 

It was set up by the following protocole :

Date

 From the 13th July 1916 (eve of the assault of the 9th Scottish Division) to the 6th September 1916 (last infantry action for the British control of the whole wood).

Delville wood and Longueval remained in the first line until the 15th September and under the fire of the German artillery until the German retreat on the Hindenburg Line in February 1917. So, many British and Australian soldiers were killed or wounded in this sector during this period.

Battlefield

Delville Wood and its edges, Longueval village and its western approaches, Brewery trenches on the Eastern edge of the wood, Tea trenches at the north of the wood, Waterlot Farm until the 3rd August (The farm was then concerned by the fighting for Ginchy and Guillemont), the orchards at the North of the village (Orchard Trench) and the eastern part of Wood Lane (which connected Delville Wood and High Wood).

Units

The infantry units involved in this battle are listed on this page.

 

The men fallen during the relief movements or when their units were in support or reserve are listed on the Roll of Honour.

It will be completed and updated as time goes by (last update : 13th May 2014)

It is in an alphabetical order

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

Y

Z

The Roll of honour above is based on the following sources :

Official history, Order of Battle and Rolls of Honour

Official History of the War - France and Belgium 1916, Volume II

Official History of the War - Order of Battle of Divisions

Officers died in the Great War

Soldiers died in the Great War

The Cross of Sacrifice - Officers who died in the service of British, Indian and East African Regiments and Corps 1914-1919 - ISBN 1873058 26 8

British Regiments, 1914-1918 - Brig. E.A. James - ISBN 0 906304 03 2

The debt of honour of the website of the C.W.G.C. - http://www.cwgc.org/search-for-war-dead.aspx

History of the Battle of the Somme

British Battalions on the Somme - Ray Westlake - ISBN 0 85052 374 5

When the Barrage lifts - Gerald Gliddon - ISBN 0 85052 2633

The Somme, the day-by-day account - Chris McCarthy - ISBN 1 85409 330 4

148 days on the Somme, 2nd July to 26th November 1916 - Barry Cuttell - ISBN 1 870384 79 2

Delville Wood - Nigel Cave - ISBN 0 85052 584 5

Divisional histories

The History of the Second Division, 1914-1918 - Everard Wyrall

The Seventh Division, 1914-1918 - C.T. Atkinson

The History of the Ninth (Scottish) Division, 1914-1919 - John Ewing

Regimental histories

The Annals of the King's Royal Rifle Corps, Volume V - Major General Sir Steuart Hare

The K.O.S.B. in the Great War - Captain Stair Gillon

Shoulder to shoulder (Glasgow Highlanders, 1914-1918) - Colonel A.K. Reid

The Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1914-1918 - F. Loraine Petre

The Royal Fusiliers in the Great War - H.C. O'Neill