Inspired by interviews and notes by a member of the 2nd City Battalion of the Manchester Regiment, this site portrays the particular group of volunteer soldiers, from enlistment to their service in the Battle of the Somme. In memory of the contributor of the journal, Private Allan Arthur Bell 8055 and the Pals that served with him. Copyright Bell Family. All rights reserved. Please see acknowledgments and feel free to comment in the Guest Book or individual Posts.
Suzanne then and now
Suzanne Church 1920 IWM Q 37179
The 16th and 17th Manchesters were billeted in Suzanne during the first half of 1916. Here are some images then and now. Also see British Defences near Somme