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Webmatters : War Diary: 13th (S) Bn Royal Irish Rifles -- 1st July 1916
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War Diary

13th (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 James Davidson Killed in Action
1st July 1916
Died
1st July 1916
Serre Road
Cemetery No 2
Capt William Smyth Killed in Action
1st July 1916
Died
1st July 1916
Thiepval Memorial
Capt George Rogers Killed in Action
1st July 1916
Died
1st July 1916
Mill Road

     
2nd Lieut Armstrong Wounded
1st July 1916
Survived  
2nd Lieut Dale Wounded
1st July 1916
Survived  
2nd Lieut Findlay Wounded
1st July 1916
Survived  
Capt Elliott Johnston MC Wounded
1st July 1916
Died
1st July 1916
Thiepval Memorial
Lieut Richard Marriott-Watson MC Wounded
1st July 1916
Survived Battle
Died
24th March 1918
Pozières Memorial
Capt Mathews Wounded
1st July 1916
Survived  

     
Lieut Col William Savage Survived Battle Survived  
2nd Lieut Fullerton Survived Battle Survived  

 

OTHER RANKS

Sergt John Love Killed in Action
1st July 1916
Died
1st July 1916
Thiepval Memorial
Sergt Pikeman Survived Battle ?  
Sergt Burns Survived Battle ?  
Rfmn J Blakely Survived Battle ?