LONGUEVAL - SOMME - FRANCE
ROLL OF HONOUR
This roll of honour provides names of the 5978 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 :
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.
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).
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 : 15th August 2020)
It is in an alphabetical order
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
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
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