Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France which honours and remembers 14,692 individuals whose bodies were either never found or never identified. The POZIERES MEMORIAL relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and the months that followed before the Advance to Victory, which began on 8 August 1918. The Memorial commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918. The Corps and Regiments most largely represented are The Rifle Brigade with over 600 names, The Durham Light Infantry with approximately 600 names, the Machine Gun Corps with over 500, The Manchester Regiment with approximately 500 and The Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery with over 400 names.

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  • Profile picture for Alfred Myerscough

    Born 1897

    Died 1918

    British Army 155904 Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery 122nd Siege Battery

  • Profile picture for John Mcmaster

    Died 1918

    British Army 18885 Corporal Highland Light Infantry 12th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Charles Livingstone Taylor

    Born 1884

    Died 1918

    British Army Captain East Lancashire Regiment

    British Army 207 Corporal Pretoria Rifles

    British Army Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment

  • Profile picture for John Warburton

    Died 1918

    British Army 18261 Lance Corporal Army Cyclist Corps

    British Army 18261 Lance Corporal Army Cyclist Corps XIX

    British Army 203 West Lancashire Divisional Cycling Company

  • Profile picture for William Murray Milton

    Born 1896

    Died 1918

    British Army 3718 Private Gordon Highlanders

    British Army 241269 Private Gordon Highlanders

  • Profile picture for Albert Henry Doubell

    Born 1895

    Died 1918

    South African Services 4212 Private South African Infantry 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for James Bruce Webster

    Died 1918

    South African Services RR/1780 Private South African Infantry 1st Regiment

  • Profile picture for Daniel O'brien

    Died 1918

    British Army 1814 Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

    British Army D/8649 Private 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)

  • Profile picture for Frederick  William Avery

    Born 1895

    Died 1918

    British Army S/4845 Serjeant Rifle Brigade 8th Battalion

  • Profile picture for William Wingfield

    Born 1888

    Died 1918

    British Army 4028 Private Army Cyclist Corps

    British Army 52640 Private Durham Light Infantry 15th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Edward Brickell Harris

    Born 1881

    Died 1918

    British Army 2954 Private 10th Hussars

    British Army 2954 Private Corps of Hussars

    British Army 2954 Private 10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars