Below is a list of the history pages, personal accounts, extracts and photos that have been tagged with a reference to 'Somme'...
1. [ history ]
An introduction to the history of the 51st Highland Division.
2. [ history ]
A brief outline of 51st (Highland) Division in the First World War 1914 - 1919
3. [ history ]
During the Battle of the Somme, High wood had been taken by 7th Dragoon Guards and Deccan Horse but part had subsequently been retaken by the Germans. The division was ordered into the line on 21 July that evening. With less than twenty four hours to prepare, on 22 July 1916 the Division was ordered to attack High Wood...
4. [ history ]
A description of the battle of Ancre in November 1916 which, for the 51st Highland Division, will be remembered as the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.
5. [ battalions ]
A short history of the 8th Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) (8RS)
6. [ battalions ]
A brief history of the 9th Battalion Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) (9RS)
1. [ account ]
Extract from Pte. MacPherson's Diary of Active Service, details the Attack on High Wood, Somme, 21st & 22nd July 1916
2. [ extract ]
Description of the 2nd attack on High wood on 30th July 1916. Extract from "The Fifty First in France" by Capt. RR Ross, Gordon Highlanders, published in 1918.
3. [ account ]
An extract from the War Diary of Capt. J.P.P. Taylor, the Intelligence Officer of the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlands, covering the first week of June 1940.
4. [ account ]
An extract from the War Diary of Capt. J.P.P. Taylor, the Intelligence Officer of the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlands, covering the period June 5th - 7th 1940.
1. [ photo ]
Sketch map by Pte. MacPherson, 9th Royal Scots, illustrating positions around River Somme around Eclusier, Frise and Curlu Villages. November - December 1915. Sketch forms part of MacPherson's Diary.
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British artillery bombard the German trenches immediately prior to attack, Beaumont Hamel.
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Shell craters close to Mametz Wood. July 1916
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Sketch map by Pte. MacPherson, 9th Royal Scots. Caption reads "Happy Valley", Somme, July 1916. Sketch illustrates trench positions between Mametz Wood and High Wood around Bazentin. Sketch forms part of MacPherson's diary of Active Service.
5. [ photo ]
Mametz village in ruin. Taken 4th July after its capture by the 7th Division on 1st July 1916 during the Battle of Albert.
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German ammunition wagons, wrecked by British RA fire in Mametz Wood, July 1916.
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8-inch Howitzers of 39th Siege Battery in Fricourt-Mametz Valley, August 1916.
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Photograph showing the Black Watch marching back along the Fricourt-Albert road led by pipers. Aug '16
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Aerial photograph looking north towards Martinpuich, showing High Wood (right) during Battle of the Somme. The trenches and scares from artillery shelling litter the landscape.
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Men of Gordons in a reserve trench. Bazentin-le-Petit. Somme. November 1916.
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A pack horse loaded with rubber trench boots (waiders) is led through the mud near Beaumont Hamel on the Somme battlefield, November 1916.
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View of the battlefield of Beaumont Hamel (Battle of Ancre) showing the blasted land.
13. [ photo ]
The remains of the village of Beaumont Hamel after its capture during the Battle of the Ancre. The photograph (taken 26 Nov 1916) shows British troops in the ruins of Beaumont Hamel on the Somme battlefield two weeks after its capture on 13 Nov 1916.
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Shell bursting amongst the barbed wire entanglements on the battlefield at Beaumont Hamel, December 1916
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Memorial sculpture by G.H. Paulin. Unveiled at Beaumont-Hamel in 1924 by Marshal Foch.
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Photograph of the Memorial at Beaumont Hamel (Somme) included in the official programme on the unveiling on 28th September 1924. A figure can be seen to the left of the photo, providing a reference to the size of the monument.
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Cover of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Second page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Third page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Forth page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Fifth page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Sixth page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Seventh and final page of the Unveiling programme for the Memorial at Beaumont-Hamel. Page contains a poem entitled "The Tryst", written by Lauchlan MacLean Watt. Published in "Northern Numbers : Representative Selections From Certain Living Scottish Poets", Edited by C. M. GRIEVE and published by T. N. FOULIS. 1921.
24. [ photo ]
Extract from a copy of the original ceremony programme for the inauguration of the statue in the Beaumont Memorial Park in France on Sunday 28th September 1924.
25. [ photo ]
Sketch map by Capt. Taylor, Intelligence Office 1 Gordons, detailing the Somme area June 1st-6th 1940
26. [ photo ]
Sketch map by Capt. Taylor, Intelligence Office 1 Gordons, showing the area of the Somme Campaign June 1940
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Sketch map by Capt. Taylor, Intelligence Office 1 Gordons, detailing Coy and Pl. localities on completion of phase i (the capture and consolidation of the Grand Bois). June 4th 1940
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Sketch map by Capt. Taylor, Intelligence Office 1 Gordons, showing Coy areas at 1200 hrs and from 1300-2300 hrs on June 5th 1940
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The sketch map is based on a recent visit by Brig. C. Grant and on the map in 'The History of the 7th Argylls - From El Alamein to Germany' by Ian C Cameron
30. [ photo ]
Sketch map by Capt. Taylor, Intelligence Office 1 Gordons, showing withdrawal from Somme between 0500 hrs and 0730 hrs June 5th 1940
31. [ photo ]
2nd Battalion The Highlanders ACF at Beaumont Hamel
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2nd Battalion The Highlanders ACF at Beaumont Hamel Memorial