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Remembering those who fell at the Somme

Dedicated to all OCs who lost their lives in the First World War and today, specially to those who fell at the Somme.
1 Jul 2021
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Matthew Wilson, Pipe Major of the Campbell College Pipes and Drums plays The Battle's O'er at 0730 t
Matthew Wilson, Pipe Major of the Campbell College Pipes and Drums plays The Battle's O'er at 0730 t

Ne Obliviscaris (Click to view video)

 

On July 1, 1916, at 7.30am, whistles were blown to signal the start of what would be the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army.

Today we remember the 13 OCs who lost their lives at the Battle of the Somme, 11 were killed on the first day.

Ne Obliviscaris. 

 

E.G. Boas (O.C. 1016)

The Royal Irish Rifles

Died 1st July, 1916

Age 19 

 

H.J. Calvert (O.C. 1001)

The Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died 1st July, 1916 

Age 22

 

J.S. Davidson (O.C. 45)

The Royal Irish Rifles attached to 108th Company, Machine Gun Corps

Died 1st July, 1916 

Age 39

 

E. Johnston (O.C. 766)

The Royal Irish Rifles

Died 1st July, 1916 

Age 28

 

C.M. Johnston (O.C. 611)

The Royal Irish Rifles

Died 1st July, 1916 

Age 30

 

W. King (O.C. 421)

The Royal Irish Rifles

Died 1st July, 1916 

Age 23

 

S. T. Martin (O.C. 732)

The Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died 1st July, 1916 

Age 26

 

G.M. Rodgers (O.C. 888)

The Royal Irish Rifles

Died 1st July, 1916 

Age 24

 

S.D.I Smith (O.C. 805)

The Royal Irish Rifles

Died 1st July, 1916

Age 25

 

W.H. Smyth (O.C. 183)

The Royal Irish Rifles

Died 1st July, 1916

Age 37 

 

G.W. Webb (O.C. 634)

The Royal Irish Rifles and The Royal Flying Corps

Died 1st July, 1916

Age 36

 

W.G. McCaw (O.C. 1010)

The Royal Irish Rifles

Died 2nd July, 1916

Age 20 

 

G. J.D. White (O.C. 1107)

The Royal Irish Regiment

Died 5th July, 1916

Age 19

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