Oscar Horace Stanley Linkson | Graves

PRIVATE F/1723 O. H .S. LINKSON Name: Oscar Horace Stanley Linkson Regiment & Unit/Ship: Middlesex Regiment 17th Bn. Date of Death: 8 August 1916 Age at Death: – Buried or commemorated at: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B. France Awards: – Additional Info: – Service Record: View Record

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Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Thiepval

MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING OF THE SOMME, THIEPVAL The Memorial to the Missing of the Battle of the Somme is located in the French village of Thiepval, 4.5 miles north of Albert at the crossroads of the D73 and D151 and approximately 20 miles northeast of Amiens. Designed by celebrated British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the memorial […]

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The Story of Donald Bell VC

THE STORY OF DONALD SIMPSON BELL VC When the British Army launched its great Somme offensive in the summer of 1916, few people could have envisaged the devastation battle would bring. The opening day alone saw British casualties of almost 60,000 and by the time the slaughter had ground to a bloody halt in the […]

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The Story of Clapton Orient in the First World War

THE STORY OF CLAPTON ORIENT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR A recruiting meeting was organised by the FA and the War Office at Fulham Town Hall, Harwood Road, almost five months into World War One, with a view to raising a which would specifically comprise of footballers, club officials and supporters – the 17th Battalion […]

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