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Webmatters : War Diary: 12th Royal Irish Rifles -- 1st July 1916

War Diary

12th (S) Bn Royal Irish Rifles

As a follow up to the Diary

Diaries and Regimental accounts are not just pieces of paper they are a record of people.

What I have tried to do here is provide a follow up using the various lists of those killed to see if I can found out what happened to the people mentioned in the account of the fighting.

This is not an easy task and for some of those mentioned it is impossible to be sure because so little is given.

Where I am reasonably certain that I have the man’s details correct I have listed them.

 

OFFICERS

  Reported Actual Grave
Capt John Griffiths Killed in Action
1st July 1916
Died 1st July 1916 Ancre Cemetery
Lt Archie Lemon Killed in Action
1st July 1916
Died 1st July 1916 Thiepval Memorial
Lt Thomas Haughton Killed in Action
1st July 1916
Died 1st July 1916 Hamel Military
Cemetery
Lt William McCluggage Killed in Action
1st July 1916
Died 1st July 1916 Serre Road
Cemetery No 2
2nd Lt Sir Harry Macnaghten Missing
Believed killed
Died 1st July 1916 Thiepval Memorial
Rfn Robert Quigg received the VC for his efforts trying to find Sir Harry

     
Capt C S Murray Wounded
1st July 1916
Died 2nd July 1916 Warloy-Baillon
Communal
2nd Lt Dickson Wounded
1st July 1916
Survived  

     
Lt Colonel George Bull Survived Battle Died 11th Dec 1916
Brigadier General
8th Brigade
Varennes Military
Cemetery
Maj C G Cole-Hamilton DSO Survived Battle Survived  

 

OTHER RANKS

  Reported Actual Grave
Sergt James Bennison Killed in Action
1st July 1916
Died 1st July 1916 Thiepval Memorial
Rfmn Frank Gamble Killed in Action
1st July 1916
Died 1st July 1916 Thiepval Memorial

     
L.Sergt Millar Wounded
1st July 1916
?  

     
Sergt Cunningham Survived Battle Survived  
Sergt Hamilton Survived Battle Survived  
Sergt Hoare Survived Battle Survived  
Sergt McFall Survived Battle Survived  
Sergt A Smith Survived Battle Survived  
Corpl Burgess Survived Battle ?    
Corpl Herbison Survived Battle Survived  
L.Cpl W Harvey Survived Battle Survived  
L.Cpl Jackson Survived Battle ?    
Rfmn Craig Survived Battle ?    
Rfmn Kane Survived Battle ?    
Rfmn McMullen Survived Battle ?    
Rfmn McNeilly Survived Battle ?