Chapter 8 – German Somme Offensive

Operation Michael – The 1st German Spring Offensive of 1918 For the next four days the Bn were busy re-equipping, reorganising and training. Time was spent practising on the firing range and the…

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  1.  Interior economy generally referred to personal administration i.e. washing, sewing, darning, but could refer to cleaning, polishing and tidying the billets 
  2.  South of St Quentin 
  3.  Brigadier General C. Coffin 
  4.  Brigadier General Arthur Uniacke Stockley was was commissioned in the Royal Artillery on the 15th of February 1889. He commanded the 4th Northumberland (Territorial) Brigade RFA from the 23rd of September 1912 to the 28th of July 1914 and when war broke out he mobilised with the 50th (Northumbrian) Division. He was CRA of the Division from 20 June 1916 to 29 March 1918, when he was invalided home. He was three times mentioned in despatches.. (Bourne)
  5. Army Padres/chaplains provided spiritual leadership, moral guidance and pastoral support. Chaplains were primarily based in hospitals and Advanced Dressing Stations during the early stages of the war, but by the end many of them were serving with front line units and sharing the dangers and hardships earning the respect of the soldiers  
  6.  Royal Flying Corps 
  7. The home of 5 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) flying De Havilland 4s
  8.  The 149thBde were actually positioned to the rear of the 61st (2nd South Midland) Divn 
  9.  This would mean that at least one Coy of the 4th NF would be positioned on the south side of the Omignon River (probably ‘A’ Coy) 
  10. Lt General Sir Ivor Maxse was the GOC 18th (Eastern) Divn at the beginning of WW1. He commanded XVIII Corps from January 1917
  11.  The actual time of the assault varies between 3 & 5pm in unit War Diaries
  12.  Frank Robinson had formerly served with the 4th NF
  13.  Pte David Forster (200037)
  14.  Capt Thomas Alexander Lacy-Thompson 
  15. Taken from one of Brig. Gen. Riddell’s field reports held amongst the  Shaw-Sparrow Papers at the British Library
  16. Capt William Barry Hicks
  17.  Capt Thomas William Gregory joined 1/4th from 2/4th. He had previously suffered a gun shot wound to the face whilst out with a working party on 3 Jul 1915. He was wounded again on this day  and died in Field Ambulance near Tertry. He was posted to the 4th from 16th NF on its disbandment. Arras Memorial 
  18. Capt Alexander Finlayson 6th Highland Light Infantry 3183 . Attached  4th  Northumberland Fusiliers. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
  19.  Capt.Herbert Grenfell King was posted from the 16th NF, upon its disbandment during Feb 1918. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille 
  20.  2nd Lt Louis Raymond Chevreau de Monlehu was posted from the 16th NF and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Louis was a Mauritian who volunteered for service in the British army soon after the war started. It is believed that he was born in Mauritius on the 10th of June 1889, the fifth child of Chevreau de Montlehu Joseph, Paulin, Alfred Rivaltz and his wife Labauve d'Arifat Marie. Initially he served as a Pte in the Coldstream Guards (17590). He was hospitalised with gas poisoning and was subsequently commissioned into the 16th NF, attached to the 4th NF. His name is also on the Curepipe Memorial in Mauritius (with the names of 47 other soldiers who volunteered and served in the British and French armies) (Courtesy: Mrs C Renard)
  21. 2nd Lt Thomas Tibbs - Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  22. 2nd Lt John William Cockburn was part of the BEF draft of 20 Nov 17
  23. Machine Gun Coy (MGC)
  24. Trench Mortar Battery (TMB)
  25. The Limber was essentially a horse or mule drawn box mounted on a two wheels. The horses were coupled to either side of a shaft
  26.  Cpl Theophilus Steele 
  27. In February 1918 many Bns were disbanded to bring others up to strength. Entrenching Bns were formed from the men left over. The 22nd Entrenching Bn was originally formed with men from the 11/13th Royal Irish Rifles. Their primary role was to work on defences
  28.  Acting CSM William Mowle (201975) 
  29. Lt Tom Clough Lund joined the 4th NF on the 6 May 1915 and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France (Core, 2008)
  30.  L/Cpl Richard Middleton  (4/1711, 200404) was born and enlisted in Hexham. Wounded  on 25 Apr 15 and reported to 3/4th NF on 28 Jun 15. Returned to Flanders with a draft on 7 Nov 15. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  31.  L/Cpl’s Percy Cowley (17420) 
  32.  Pte Robert William Embleton (16/1092) was born and enlisted in Newcastle. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  33. Pte John Widdowson (34309) was born in Gunthorpe and enlisted in Nottingham. Posted from Gen Ser Cav (31260). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  34.  Frank Broad (48557) was born in Long Eaton and enlisted in Hillsey. Formerly Royal Horse Artillery (164092). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  35.  Benjamin Brown (4/6701, 235192) are commemorated on  the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  36.  1½ miles west of the Eterpigny bridge over the Somme 
  37.  L/Cpl Matthew Hopper (200616)
  38. Pte Alcock is quoted as receiving the Mention in Dispatches for his actions of the 24th 
  39. L/Cpl Harold Smith (4/2790, 235188) is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  40.  Pte John Cowans (34795) is buried at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France 
  41.  Capt William Barry Hicks was captured by the enemy and repatriated on the 1st of December 1918
  42.  General Officer Commanding (GOC) 149th Bde 
  43.  2nd Lt Thomas Hall 
  44.  Pte Percy Brownridge (38907)
  45.  Pte Donald Dudley Daniels (4/5221, 202084) 
  46.  Pte John Pencott (4/3316, 201116) 
  47.  Pte James Smith (29598)  is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  48.  Pte Willie Eastwood (4/7021, 235249) is buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme
  49.  Pte Frederick H. Gibbs (4/5573, 204398) is buried in Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
  50. Major General George Carey created a force that included ‘School of instruction  staff, American soldiers, Canadian railwaymen and engineers
  51.  Cpl George Frederick Sheward (366151) is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme
  52.  Pte William Parkinson (32/469) 
  53.  Pte George Rawson (4/7553, 203208) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial
  54. Approx 5 miles south west of Moreuil
  55.  Sgt William Baty Tiffin (4/1762, 200423). William was awarded the Military Medal for his actions on the 26th Oct 1917 
  56.  L/Cpl Arthur Cowley (4/5166, 202033) was born and enlisted in Rushden, Northants, Formerly 7792 of East Yorks Regt
  57.  Pte Thomas Wilson (4/7543, 203204) enlisted in Newcastle and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  58.  Pte Joseph Roberts (4/3061, 201020) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  59.  Capt E. Lancelot Dobson 
  60. Pte W. H. Robson (200666)
  61.  2nd Lt Gwylon Davies 
  62.  2nd Lt (the Reverend) William Ellis Pearson 
  63.  Lt Nicholson had just returned from duties at 50th Division HQ. Also in the party were 2nd Lts H.R. Rees, H. Stewart and C.M Davison 
  64.  Forty-four men from 4th NF are commemorated on the Pozieres memorial 
  65.  Interior economy generally referred to personal administration i.e. washing, sewing, darning, but could refer to cleaning, polishing and tidying the billets 
  66.  South of St Quentin 
  67.  Brigadier General C. Coffin 
  68.  Brigadier General Arthur Uniacke Stockley was was commissioned in the Royal Artillery on the 15th of February 1889. He commanded the 4th Northumberland (Territorial) Brigade RFA from the 23rd of September 1912 to the 28th of July 1914 and when war broke out he mobilised with the 50th (Northumbrian) Division. He was CRA of the Division from 20 June 1916 to 29 March 1918, when he was invalided home. He was three times mentioned in despatches.. (Bourne)
  69. Army Padres/chaplains provided spiritual leadership, moral guidance and pastoral support. Chaplains were primarily based in hospitals and Advanced Dressing Stations during the early stages of the war, but by the end many of them were serving with front line units and sharing the dangers and hardships earning the respect of the soldiers  
  70.  Royal Flying Corps 
  71. The home of 5 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) flying De Havilland 4s
  72.  The 149thBde were actually positioned to the rear of the 61st (2nd South Midland) Divn 
  73.  This would mean that at least one Coy of the 4th NF would be positioned on the south side of the Omignon River (probably ‘A’ Coy) 
  74. Lt General Sir Ivor Maxse was the GOC 18th (Eastern) Divn at the beginning of WW1. He commanded XVIII Corps from January 1917
  75.  The actual time of the assault varies between 3 & 5pm in unit War Diaries
  76.  Frank Robinson had formerly served with the 4th NF
  77.  Pte David Forster (200037)
  78.  Capt Thomas Alexander Lacy-Thompson 
  79. Taken from one of Brig. Gen. Riddell’s field reports held amongst the  Shaw-Sparrow Papers at the British Library
  80. Capt William Barry Hicks
  81.  Capt Thomas William Gregory joined 1/4th from 2/4th. He had previously suffered a gun shot wound to the face whilst out with a working party on 3 Jul 1915. He was wounded again on this day  and died in Field Ambulance near Tertry. He was posted to the 4th from 16th NF on its disbandment. Arras Memorial 
  82. Capt Alexander Finlayson 6th Highland Light Infantry 3183 . Attached  4th  Northumberland Fusiliers. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
  83.  Capt.Herbert Grenfell King was posted from the 16th NF, upon its disbandment during Feb 1918. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille 
  84.  2nd Lt Louis Raymond Chevreau de Monlehu was posted from the 16th NF and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Louis was a Mauritian who volunteered for service in the British army soon after the war started. It is believed that he was born in Mauritius on the 10th of June 1889, the fifth child of Chevreau de Montlehu Joseph, Paulin, Alfred Rivaltz and his wife Labauve d'Arifat Marie. Initially he served as a Pte in the Coldstream Guards (17590). He was hospitalised with gas poisoning and was subsequently commissioned into the 16th NF, attached to the 4th NF. His name is also on the Curepipe Memorial in Mauritius (with the names of 47 other soldiers who volunteered and served in the British and French armies) (Courtesy: Mrs C Renard)
  85. 2nd Lt Thomas Tibbs - Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  86. 2nd Lt John William Cockburn was part of the BEF draft of 20 Nov 17
  87. Machine Gun Coy (MGC)
  88. Trench Mortar Battery (TMB)
  89. The Limber was essentially a horse or mule drawn box mounted on a two wheels. The horses were coupled to either side of a shaft
  90.  Cpl Theophilus Steele 
  91. In February 1918 many Bns were disbanded to bring others up to strength. Entrenching Bns were formed from the men left over. The 22nd Entrenching Bn was originally formed with men from the 11/13th Royal Irish Rifles. Their primary role was to work on defences
  92.  Acting CSM William Mowle (201975) 
  93. Lt Tom Clough Lund joined the 4th NF on the 6 May 1915 and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France (Core, 2008)
  94.  L/Cpl Richard Middleton  (4/1711, 200404) was born and enlisted in Hexham. Wounded  on 25 Apr 15 and reported to 3/4th NF on 28 Jun 15. Returned to Flanders with a draft on 7 Nov 15. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  95.  L/Cpl’s Percy Cowley (17420) 
  96.  Pte Robert William Embleton (16/1092) was born and enlisted in Newcastle. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  97. Pte John Widdowson (34309) was born in Gunthorpe and enlisted in Nottingham. Posted from Gen Ser Cav (31260). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  98.  Frank Broad (48557) was born in Long Eaton and enlisted in Hillsey. Formerly Royal Horse Artillery (164092). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  99.  Benjamin Brown (4/6701, 235192) are commemorated on  the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  100.  1½ miles west of the Eterpigny bridge over the Somme 
  101.  L/Cpl Matthew Hopper (200616)
  102. Pte Alcock is quoted as receiving the Mention in Dispatches for his actions of the 24th 
  103. L/Cpl Harold Smith (4/2790, 235188) is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  104.  Pte John Cowans (34795) is buried at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France 
  105.  Capt William Barry Hicks was captured by the enemy and repatriated on the 1st of December 1918
  106.  General Officer Commanding (GOC) 149th Bde 
  107.  2nd Lt Thomas Hall 
  108.  Pte Percy Brownridge (38907)
  109.  Pte Donald Dudley Daniels (4/5221, 202084) 
  110.  Pte John Pencott (4/3316, 201116) 
  111.  Pte James Smith (29598)  is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  112.  Pte Willie Eastwood (4/7021, 235249) is buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme
  113.  Pte Frederick H. Gibbs (4/5573, 204398) is buried in Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
  114. Major General George Carey created a force that included ‘School of instruction  staff, American soldiers, Canadian railwaymen and engineers
  115.  Cpl George Frederick Sheward (366151) is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme
  116.  Pte William Parkinson (32/469) 
  117.  Pte George Rawson (4/7553, 203208) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial
  118. Approx 5 miles south west of Moreuil
  119.  Sgt William Baty Tiffin (4/1762, 200423). William was awarded the Military Medal for his actions on the 26th Oct 1917 
  120.  L/Cpl Arthur Cowley (4/5166, 202033) was born and enlisted in Rushden, Northants, Formerly 7792 of East Yorks Regt
  121.  Pte Thomas Wilson (4/7543, 203204) enlisted in Newcastle and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  122.  Pte Joseph Roberts (4/3061, 201020) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  123.  Capt E. Lancelot Dobson 
  124. Pte W. H. Robson (200666)
  125.  2nd Lt Gwylon Davies 
  126.  2nd Lt (the Reverend) William Ellis Pearson 
  127.  Lt Nicholson had just returned from duties at 50th Division HQ. Also in the party were 2nd Lts H.R. Rees, H. Stewart and C.M Davison 
  128.  Forty-four men from 4th NF are commemorated on the Pozieres memorial 
  129.  Interior economy generally referred to personal administration i.e. washing, sewing, darning, but could refer to cleaning, polishing and tidying the billets 
  130.  South of St Quentin 
  131.  Brigadier General C. Coffin 
  132.  Brigadier General Arthur Uniacke Stockley was was commissioned in the Royal Artillery on the 15th of February 1889. He commanded the 4th Northumberland (Territorial) Brigade RFA from the 23rd of September 1912 to the 28th of July 1914 and when war broke out he mobilised with the 50th (Northumbrian) Division. He was CRA of the Division from 20 June 1916 to 29 March 1918, when he was invalided home. He was three times mentioned in despatches.. (Bourne)
  133. Army Padres/chaplains provided spiritual leadership, moral guidance and pastoral support. Chaplains were primarily based in hospitals and Advanced Dressing Stations during the early stages of the war, but by the end many of them were serving with front line units and sharing the dangers and hardships earning the respect of the soldiers  
  134.  Royal Flying Corps 
  135. The home of 5 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) flying De Havilland 4s
  136.  The 149thBde were actually positioned to the rear of the 61st (2nd South Midland) Divn 
  137.  This would mean that at least one Coy of the 4th NF would be positioned on the south side of the Omignon River (probably ‘A’ Coy) 
  138. Lt General Sir Ivor Maxse was the GOC 18th (Eastern) Divn at the beginning of WW1. He commanded XVIII Corps from January 1917
  139.  The actual time of the assault varies between 3 & 5pm in unit War Diaries
  140.  Frank Robinson had formerly served with the 4th NF
  141.  Pte David Forster (200037)
  142.  Capt Thomas Alexander Lacy-Thompson 
  143. Taken from one of Brig. Gen. Riddell’s field reports held amongst the  Shaw-Sparrow Papers at the British Library
  144. Capt William Barry Hicks
  145.  Capt Thomas William Gregory joined 1/4th from 2/4th. He had previously suffered a gun shot wound to the face whilst out with a working party on 3 Jul 1915. He was wounded again on this day  and died in Field Ambulance near Tertry. He was posted to the 4th from 16th NF on its disbandment. Arras Memorial 
  146. Capt Alexander Finlayson 6th Highland Light Infantry 3183 . Attached  4th  Northumberland Fusiliers. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
  147.  Capt.Herbert Grenfell King was posted from the 16th NF, upon its disbandment during Feb 1918. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille 
  148.  2nd Lt Louis Raymond Chevreau de Monlehu was posted from the 16th NF and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Louis was a Mauritian who volunteered for service in the British army soon after the war started. It is believed that he was born in Mauritius on the 10th of June 1889, the fifth child of Chevreau de Montlehu Joseph, Paulin, Alfred Rivaltz and his wife Labauve d'Arifat Marie. Initially he served as a Pte in the Coldstream Guards (17590). He was hospitalised with gas poisoning and was subsequently commissioned into the 16th NF, attached to the 4th NF. His name is also on the Curepipe Memorial in Mauritius (with the names of 47 other soldiers who volunteered and served in the British and French armies) (Courtesy: Mrs C Renard)
  149. 2nd Lt Thomas Tibbs - Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  150. 2nd Lt John William Cockburn was part of the BEF draft of 20 Nov 17
  151. Machine Gun Coy (MGC)
  152. Trench Mortar Battery (TMB)
  153. The Limber was essentially a horse or mule drawn box mounted on a two wheels. The horses were coupled to either side of a shaft
  154.  Cpl Theophilus Steele 
  155. In February 1918 many Bns were disbanded to bring others up to strength. Entrenching Bns were formed from the men left over. The 22nd Entrenching Bn was originally formed with men from the 11/13th Royal Irish Rifles. Their primary role was to work on defences
  156.  Acting CSM William Mowle (201975) 
  157. Lt Tom Clough Lund joined the 4th NF on the 6 May 1915 and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France (Core, 2008)
  158.  L/Cpl Richard Middleton  (4/1711, 200404) was born and enlisted in Hexham. Wounded  on 25 Apr 15 and reported to 3/4th NF on 28 Jun 15. Returned to Flanders with a draft on 7 Nov 15. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  159.  L/Cpl’s Percy Cowley (17420) 
  160.  Pte Robert William Embleton (16/1092) was born and enlisted in Newcastle. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  161. Pte John Widdowson (34309) was born in Gunthorpe and enlisted in Nottingham. Posted from Gen Ser Cav (31260). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  162.  Frank Broad (48557) was born in Long Eaton and enlisted in Hillsey. Formerly Royal Horse Artillery (164092). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  163.  Benjamin Brown (4/6701, 235192) are commemorated on  the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  164.  1½ miles west of the Eterpigny bridge over the Somme 
  165.  L/Cpl Matthew Hopper (200616)
  166. Pte Alcock is quoted as receiving the Mention in Dispatches for his actions of the 24th 
  167. L/Cpl Harold Smith (4/2790, 235188) is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  168.  Pte John Cowans (34795) is buried at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France 
  169.  Capt William Barry Hicks was captured by the enemy and repatriated on the 1st of December 1918
  170.  General Officer Commanding (GOC) 149th Bde 
  171.  2nd Lt Thomas Hall 
  172.  Pte Percy Brownridge (38907)
  173.  Pte Donald Dudley Daniels (4/5221, 202084) 
  174.  Pte John Pencott (4/3316, 201116) 
  175.  Pte James Smith (29598)  is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  176.  Pte Willie Eastwood (4/7021, 235249) is buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme
  177.  Pte Frederick H. Gibbs (4/5573, 204398) is buried in Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
  178. Major General George Carey created a force that included ‘School of instruction  staff, American soldiers, Canadian railwaymen and engineers
  179.  Cpl George Frederick Sheward (366151) is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme
  180.  Pte William Parkinson (32/469) 
  181.  Pte George Rawson (4/7553, 203208) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial
  182. Approx 5 miles south west of Moreuil
  183.  Sgt William Baty Tiffin (4/1762, 200423). William was awarded the Military Medal for his actions on the 26th Oct 1917 
  184.  L/Cpl Arthur Cowley (4/5166, 202033) was born and enlisted in Rushden, Northants, Formerly 7792 of East Yorks Regt
  185.  Pte Thomas Wilson (4/7543, 203204) enlisted in Newcastle and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  186.  Pte Joseph Roberts (4/3061, 201020) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  187.  Capt E. Lancelot Dobson 
  188. Pte W. H. Robson (200666)
  189.  2nd Lt Gwylon Davies 
  190.  2nd Lt (the Reverend) William Ellis Pearson 
  191.  Lt Nicholson had just returned from duties at 50th Division HQ. Also in the party were 2nd Lts H.R. Rees, H. Stewart and C.M Davison 
  192.  Forty-four men from 4th NF are commemorated on the Pozieres memorial 
  193.  Interior economy generally referred to personal administration i.e. washing, sewing, darning, but could refer to cleaning, polishing and tidying the billets 
  194.  South of St Quentin 
  195.  Brigadier General C. Coffin 
  196.  Brigadier General Arthur Uniacke Stockley was was commissioned in the Royal Artillery on the 15th of February 1889. He commanded the 4th Northumberland (Territorial) Brigade RFA from the 23rd of September 1912 to the 28th of July 1914 and when war broke out he mobilised with the 50th (Northumbrian) Division. He was CRA of the Division from 20 June 1916 to 29 March 1918, when he was invalided home. He was three times mentioned in despatches.. (Bourne)
  197. Army Padres/chaplains provided spiritual leadership, moral guidance and pastoral support. Chaplains were primarily based in hospitals and Advanced Dressing Stations during the early stages of the war, but by the end many of them were serving with front line units and sharing the dangers and hardships earning the respect of the soldiers  
  198.  Royal Flying Corps 
  199. The home of 5 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) flying De Havilland 4s
  200.  The 149thBde were actually positioned to the rear of the 61st (2nd South Midland) Divn 
  201.  This would mean that at least one Coy of the 4th NF would be positioned on the south side of the Omignon River (probably ‘A’ Coy) 
  202. Lt General Sir Ivor Maxse was the GOC 18th (Eastern) Divn at the beginning of WW1. He commanded XVIII Corps from January 1917
  203.  The actual time of the assault varies between 3 & 5pm in unit War Diaries
  204.  Frank Robinson had formerly served with the 4th NF
  205.  Pte David Forster (200037)
  206.  Capt Thomas Alexander Lacy-Thompson 
  207. Taken from one of Brig. Gen. Riddell’s field reports held amongst the  Shaw-Sparrow Papers at the British Library
  208. Capt William Barry Hicks
  209.  Capt Thomas William Gregory joined 1/4th from 2/4th. He had previously suffered a gun shot wound to the face whilst out with a working party on 3 Jul 1915. He was wounded again on this day  and died in Field Ambulance near Tertry. He was posted to the 4th from 16th NF on its disbandment. Arras Memorial 
  210. Capt Alexander Finlayson 6th Highland Light Infantry 3183 . Attached  4th  Northumberland Fusiliers. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
  211.  Capt.Herbert Grenfell King was posted from the 16th NF, upon its disbandment during Feb 1918. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille 
  212.  2nd Lt Louis Raymond Chevreau de Monlehu was posted from the 16th NF and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Louis was a Mauritian who volunteered for service in the British army soon after the war started. It is believed that he was born in Mauritius on the 10th of June 1889, the fifth child of Chevreau de Montlehu Joseph, Paulin, Alfred Rivaltz and his wife Labauve d'Arifat Marie. Initially he served as a Pte in the Coldstream Guards (17590). He was hospitalised with gas poisoning and was subsequently commissioned into the 16th NF, attached to the 4th NF. His name is also on the Curepipe Memorial in Mauritius (with the names of 47 other soldiers who volunteered and served in the British and French armies) (Courtesy: Mrs C Renard)
  213. 2nd Lt Thomas Tibbs - Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  214. 2nd Lt John William Cockburn was part of the BEF draft of 20 Nov 17
  215. Machine Gun Coy (MGC)
  216. Trench Mortar Battery (TMB)
  217. The Limber was essentially a horse or mule drawn box mounted on a two wheels. The horses were coupled to either side of a shaft
  218.  Cpl Theophilus Steele 
  219. In February 1918 many Bns were disbanded to bring others up to strength. Entrenching Bns were formed from the men left over. The 22nd Entrenching Bn was originally formed with men from the 11/13th Royal Irish Rifles. Their primary role was to work on defences
  220.  Acting CSM William Mowle (201975) 
  221. Lt Tom Clough Lund joined the 4th NF on the 6 May 1915 and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France (Core, 2008)
  222.  L/Cpl Richard Middleton  (4/1711, 200404) was born and enlisted in Hexham. Wounded  on 25 Apr 15 and reported to 3/4th NF on 28 Jun 15. Returned to Flanders with a draft on 7 Nov 15. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  223.  L/Cpl’s Percy Cowley (17420) 
  224.  Pte Robert William Embleton (16/1092) was born and enlisted in Newcastle. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  225. Pte John Widdowson (34309) was born in Gunthorpe and enlisted in Nottingham. Posted from Gen Ser Cav (31260). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  226.  Frank Broad (48557) was born in Long Eaton and enlisted in Hillsey. Formerly Royal Horse Artillery (164092). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  227.  Benjamin Brown (4/6701, 235192) are commemorated on  the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  228.  1½ miles west of the Eterpigny bridge over the Somme 
  229.  L/Cpl Matthew Hopper (200616)
  230. Pte Alcock is quoted as receiving the Mention in Dispatches for his actions of the 24th 
  231. L/Cpl Harold Smith (4/2790, 235188) is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  232.  Pte John Cowans (34795) is buried at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France 
  233.  Capt William Barry Hicks was captured by the enemy and repatriated on the 1st of December 1918
  234.  General Officer Commanding (GOC) 149th Bde 
  235.  2nd Lt Thomas Hall 
  236.  Pte Percy Brownridge (38907)
  237.  Pte Donald Dudley Daniels (4/5221, 202084) 
  238.  Pte John Pencott (4/3316, 201116) 
  239.  Pte James Smith (29598)  is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  240.  Pte Willie Eastwood (4/7021, 235249) is buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme
  241.  Pte Frederick H. Gibbs (4/5573, 204398) is buried in Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
  242. Major General George Carey created a force that included ‘School of instruction  staff, American soldiers, Canadian railwaymen and engineers
  243.  Cpl George Frederick Sheward (366151) is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme
  244.  Pte William Parkinson (32/469) 
  245.  Pte George Rawson (4/7553, 203208) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial
  246. Approx 5 miles south west of Moreuil
  247.  Sgt William Baty Tiffin (4/1762, 200423). William was awarded the Military Medal for his actions on the 26th Oct 1917 
  248.  L/Cpl Arthur Cowley (4/5166, 202033) was born and enlisted in Rushden, Northants, Formerly 7792 of East Yorks Regt
  249.  Pte Thomas Wilson (4/7543, 203204) enlisted in Newcastle and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  250.  Pte Joseph Roberts (4/3061, 201020) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  251.  Capt E. Lancelot Dobson 
  252. Pte W. H. Robson (200666)
  253.  2nd Lt Gwylon Davies 
  254.  2nd Lt (the Reverend) William Ellis Pearson 
  255.  Lt Nicholson had just returned from duties at 50th Division HQ. Also in the party were 2nd Lts H.R. Rees, H. Stewart and C.M Davison 
  256.  Forty-four men from 4th NF are commemorated on the Pozieres memorial 
  257.  Interior economy generally referred to personal administration i.e. washing, sewing, darning, but could refer to cleaning, polishing and tidying the billets 
  258.  South of St Quentin 
  259.  Brigadier General C. Coffin 
  260.  Brigadier General Arthur Uniacke Stockley was was commissioned in the Royal Artillery on the 15th of February 1889. He commanded the 4th Northumberland (Territorial) Brigade RFA from the 23rd of September 1912 to the 28th of July 1914 and when war broke out he mobilised with the 50th (Northumbrian) Division. He was CRA of the Division from 20 June 1916 to 29 March 1918, when he was invalided home. He was three times mentioned in despatches.. (Bourne)
  261. Army Padres/chaplains provided spiritual leadership, moral guidance and pastoral support. Chaplains were primarily based in hospitals and Advanced Dressing Stations during the early stages of the war, but by the end many of them were serving with front line units and sharing the dangers and hardships earning the respect of the soldiers  
  262.  Royal Flying Corps 
  263. The home of 5 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) flying De Havilland 4s
  264.  The 149thBde were actually positioned to the rear of the 61st (2nd South Midland) Divn 
  265.  This would mean that at least one Coy of the 4th NF would be positioned on the south side of the Omignon River (probably ‘A’ Coy) 
  266. Lt General Sir Ivor Maxse was the GOC 18th (Eastern) Divn at the beginning of WW1. He commanded XVIII Corps from January 1917
  267.  The actual time of the assault varies between 3 & 5pm in unit War Diaries
  268.  Frank Robinson had formerly served with the 4th NF
  269.  Pte David Forster (200037)
  270.  Capt Thomas Alexander Lacy-Thompson 
  271. Taken from one of Brig. Gen. Riddell’s field reports held amongst the  Shaw-Sparrow Papers at the British Library
  272. Capt William Barry Hicks
  273.  Capt Thomas William Gregory joined 1/4th from 2/4th. He had previously suffered a gun shot wound to the face whilst out with a working party on 3 Jul 1915. He was wounded again on this day  and died in Field Ambulance near Tertry. He was posted to the 4th from 16th NF on its disbandment. Arras Memorial 
  274. Capt Alexander Finlayson 6th Highland Light Infantry 3183 . Attached  4th  Northumberland Fusiliers. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
  275.  Capt.Herbert Grenfell King was posted from the 16th NF, upon its disbandment during Feb 1918. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille 
  276.  2nd Lt Louis Raymond Chevreau de Monlehu was posted from the 16th NF and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Louis was a Mauritian who volunteered for service in the British army soon after the war started. It is believed that he was born in Mauritius on the 10th of June 1889, the fifth child of Chevreau de Montlehu Joseph, Paulin, Alfred Rivaltz and his wife Labauve d'Arifat Marie. Initially he served as a Pte in the Coldstream Guards (17590). He was hospitalised with gas poisoning and was subsequently commissioned into the 16th NF, attached to the 4th NF. His name is also on the Curepipe Memorial in Mauritius (with the names of 47 other soldiers who volunteered and served in the British and French armies) (Courtesy: Mrs C Renard)
  277. 2nd Lt Thomas Tibbs - Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  278. 2nd Lt John William Cockburn was part of the BEF draft of 20 Nov 17
  279. Machine Gun Coy (MGC)
  280. Trench Mortar Battery (TMB)
  281. The Limber was essentially a horse or mule drawn box mounted on a two wheels. The horses were coupled to either side of a shaft
  282.  Cpl Theophilus Steele 
  283. In February 1918 many Bns were disbanded to bring others up to strength. Entrenching Bns were formed from the men left over. The 22nd Entrenching Bn was originally formed with men from the 11/13th Royal Irish Rifles. Their primary role was to work on defences
  284.  Acting CSM William Mowle (201975) 
  285. Lt Tom Clough Lund joined the 4th NF on the 6 May 1915 and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France (Core, 2008)
  286.  L/Cpl Richard Middleton  (4/1711, 200404) was born and enlisted in Hexham. Wounded  on 25 Apr 15 and reported to 3/4th NF on 28 Jun 15. Returned to Flanders with a draft on 7 Nov 15. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  287.  L/Cpl’s Percy Cowley (17420) 
  288.  Pte Robert William Embleton (16/1092) was born and enlisted in Newcastle. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  289. Pte John Widdowson (34309) was born in Gunthorpe and enlisted in Nottingham. Posted from Gen Ser Cav (31260). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  290.  Frank Broad (48557) was born in Long Eaton and enlisted in Hillsey. Formerly Royal Horse Artillery (164092). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  291.  Benjamin Brown (4/6701, 235192) are commemorated on  the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  292.  1½ miles west of the Eterpigny bridge over the Somme 
  293.  L/Cpl Matthew Hopper (200616)
  294. Pte Alcock is quoted as receiving the Mention in Dispatches for his actions of the 24th 
  295. L/Cpl Harold Smith (4/2790, 235188) is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  296.  Pte John Cowans (34795) is buried at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France 
  297.  Capt William Barry Hicks was captured by the enemy and repatriated on the 1st of December 1918
  298.  General Officer Commanding (GOC) 149th Bde 
  299.  2nd Lt Thomas Hall 
  300.  Pte Percy Brownridge (38907)
  301.  Pte Donald Dudley Daniels (4/5221, 202084) 
  302.  Pte John Pencott (4/3316, 201116) 
  303.  Pte James Smith (29598)  is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  304.  Pte Willie Eastwood (4/7021, 235249) is buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme
  305.  Pte Frederick H. Gibbs (4/5573, 204398) is buried in Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
  306. Major General George Carey created a force that included ‘School of instruction  staff, American soldiers, Canadian railwaymen and engineers
  307.  Cpl George Frederick Sheward (366151) is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme
  308.  Pte William Parkinson (32/469) 
  309.  Pte George Rawson (4/7553, 203208) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial
  310. Approx 5 miles south west of Moreuil
  311.  Sgt William Baty Tiffin (4/1762, 200423). William was awarded the Military Medal for his actions on the 26th Oct 1917 
  312.  L/Cpl Arthur Cowley (4/5166, 202033) was born and enlisted in Rushden, Northants, Formerly 7792 of East Yorks Regt
  313.  Pte Thomas Wilson (4/7543, 203204) enlisted in Newcastle and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  314.  Pte Joseph Roberts (4/3061, 201020) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  315.  Capt E. Lancelot Dobson 
  316. Pte W. H. Robson (200666)
  317.  2nd Lt Gwylon Davies 
  318.  2nd Lt (the Reverend) William Ellis Pearson 
  319.  Lt Nicholson had just returned from duties at 50th Division HQ. Also in the party were 2nd Lts H.R. Rees, H. Stewart and C.M Davison 
  320.  Forty-four men from 4th NF are commemorated on the Pozieres memorial 
  321.  Interior economy generally referred to personal administration i.e. washing, sewing, darning, but could refer to cleaning, polishing and tidying the billets 
  322.  South of St Quentin 
  323.  Brigadier General C. Coffin 
  324.  Brigadier General Arthur Uniacke Stockley was was commissioned in the Royal Artillery on the 15th of February 1889. He commanded the 4th Northumberland (Territorial) Brigade RFA from the 23rd of September 1912 to the 28th of July 1914 and when war broke out he mobilised with the 50th (Northumbrian) Division. He was CRA of the Division from 20 June 1916 to 29 March 1918, when he was invalided home. He was three times mentioned in despatches.. (Bourne)
  325. Army Padres/chaplains provided spiritual leadership, moral guidance and pastoral support. Chaplains were primarily based in hospitals and Advanced Dressing Stations during the early stages of the war, but by the end many of them were serving with front line units and sharing the dangers and hardships earning the respect of the soldiers  
  326.  Royal Flying Corps 
  327. The home of 5 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) flying De Havilland 4s
  328.  The 149thBde were actually positioned to the rear of the 61st (2nd South Midland) Divn 
  329.  This would mean that at least one Coy of the 4th NF would be positioned on the south side of the Omignon River (probably ‘A’ Coy) 
  330. Lt General Sir Ivor Maxse was the GOC 18th (Eastern) Divn at the beginning of WW1. He commanded XVIII Corps from January 1917
  331.  The actual time of the assault varies between 3 & 5pm in unit War Diaries
  332.  Frank Robinson had formerly served with the 4th NF
  333.  Pte David Forster (200037)
  334.  Capt Thomas Alexander Lacy-Thompson 
  335. Taken from one of Brig. Gen. Riddell’s field reports held amongst the  Shaw-Sparrow Papers at the British Library
  336. Capt William Barry Hicks
  337.  Capt Thomas William Gregory joined 1/4th from 2/4th. He had previously suffered a gun shot wound to the face whilst out with a working party on 3 Jul 1915. He was wounded again on this day  and died in Field Ambulance near Tertry. He was posted to the 4th from 16th NF on its disbandment. Arras Memorial 
  338. Capt Alexander Finlayson 6th Highland Light Infantry 3183 . Attached  4th  Northumberland Fusiliers. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
  339.  Capt.Herbert Grenfell King was posted from the 16th NF, upon its disbandment during Feb 1918. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille 
  340.  2nd Lt Louis Raymond Chevreau de Monlehu was posted from the 16th NF and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Louis was a Mauritian who volunteered for service in the British army soon after the war started. It is believed that he was born in Mauritius on the 10th of June 1889, the fifth child of Chevreau de Montlehu Joseph, Paulin, Alfred Rivaltz and his wife Labauve d'Arifat Marie. Initially he served as a Pte in the Coldstream Guards (17590). He was hospitalised with gas poisoning and was subsequently commissioned into the 16th NF, attached to the 4th NF. His name is also on the Curepipe Memorial in Mauritius (with the names of 47 other soldiers who volunteered and served in the British and French armies) (Courtesy: Mrs C Renard)
  341. 2nd Lt Thomas Tibbs - Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  342. 2nd Lt John William Cockburn was part of the BEF draft of 20 Nov 17
  343. Machine Gun Coy (MGC)
  344. Trench Mortar Battery (TMB)
  345. The Limber was essentially a horse or mule drawn box mounted on a two wheels. The horses were coupled to either side of a shaft
  346.  Cpl Theophilus Steele 
  347. In February 1918 many Bns were disbanded to bring others up to strength. Entrenching Bns were formed from the men left over. The 22nd Entrenching Bn was originally formed with men from the 11/13th Royal Irish Rifles. Their primary role was to work on defences
  348.  Acting CSM William Mowle (201975) 
  349. Lt Tom Clough Lund joined the 4th NF on the 6 May 1915 and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France (Core, 2008)
  350.  L/Cpl Richard Middleton  (4/1711, 200404) was born and enlisted in Hexham. Wounded  on 25 Apr 15 and reported to 3/4th NF on 28 Jun 15. Returned to Flanders with a draft on 7 Nov 15. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  351.  L/Cpl’s Percy Cowley (17420) 
  352.  Pte Robert William Embleton (16/1092) was born and enlisted in Newcastle. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  353. Pte John Widdowson (34309) was born in Gunthorpe and enlisted in Nottingham. Posted from Gen Ser Cav (31260). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  354.  Frank Broad (48557) was born in Long Eaton and enlisted in Hillsey. Formerly Royal Horse Artillery (164092). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  355.  Benjamin Brown (4/6701, 235192) are commemorated on  the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  356.  1½ miles west of the Eterpigny bridge over the Somme 
  357.  L/Cpl Matthew Hopper (200616)
  358. Pte Alcock is quoted as receiving the Mention in Dispatches for his actions of the 24th 
  359. L/Cpl Harold Smith (4/2790, 235188) is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  360.  Pte John Cowans (34795) is buried at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France 
  361.  Capt William Barry Hicks was captured by the enemy and repatriated on the 1st of December 1918
  362.  General Officer Commanding (GOC) 149th Bde 
  363.  2nd Lt Thomas Hall 
  364.  Pte Percy Brownridge (38907)
  365.  Pte Donald Dudley Daniels (4/5221, 202084) 
  366.  Pte John Pencott (4/3316, 201116) 
  367.  Pte James Smith (29598)  is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  368.  Pte Willie Eastwood (4/7021, 235249) is buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme
  369.  Pte Frederick H. Gibbs (4/5573, 204398) is buried in Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
  370. Major General George Carey created a force that included ‘School of instruction  staff, American soldiers, Canadian railwaymen and engineers
  371.  Cpl George Frederick Sheward (366151) is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme
  372.  Pte William Parkinson (32/469) 
  373.  Pte George Rawson (4/7553, 203208) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial
  374. Approx 5 miles south west of Moreuil
  375.  Sgt William Baty Tiffin (4/1762, 200423). William was awarded the Military Medal for his actions on the 26th Oct 1917 
  376.  L/Cpl Arthur Cowley (4/5166, 202033) was born and enlisted in Rushden, Northants, Formerly 7792 of East Yorks Regt
  377.  Pte Thomas Wilson (4/7543, 203204) enlisted in Newcastle and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
  378.  Pte Joseph Roberts (4/3061, 201020) are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France 
  379.  Capt E. Lancelot Dobson 
  380. Pte W. H. Robson (200666)
  381.  2nd Lt Gwylon Davies 
  382.  2nd Lt (the Reverend) William Ellis Pearson 
  383.  Lt Nicholson had just returned from duties at 50th Division HQ. Also in the party were 2nd Lts H.R. Rees, H. Stewart and C.M Davison 
  384.  Forty-four men from 4th NF are commemorated on the Pozieres memorial