1st July 1916

The 1917 edition of Wisden contains a list of Deaths in the War 1916.  July of that year was a time of particularly heavy toll as the British sought to advance on the Somme.  July 1st , 94 years ago today was the first day of The Battle of Albert.

Suitably at random here is one entry:

2ND LIEUT. JOHN HUSKISSON PARR-DUDLEY (Royal Fusillers) killed on July 1st aged 20, was captain of the Eleven whilst at Cranbrook School, Kent.


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