1st July 1916 – Montauban

The Battle of the Somme was a major offensive for the British Army in France.  It was also seen as the first opportunity for many of the Pals and Chums of the New Army to prove themselves in combat. The 17th Battalion’s preparation, assault on the village of Montaunban, defence of the hard won positions and later relief can be found at:-

Preparation for the Big Push

Over the Top

The Defence of Montauban

Triangle Point

Relief and Aftermath

35 thoughts on “1st July 1916 – Montauban

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  19. Mark

    XIII Platoon Casualties at Montauban. I recollect reading an aspiration to identify the Battalion’s casualties at Montauban but cannot now remember whether it was on this site or themanchesters.org. Should anyone be trying to compile as full a list as possible for the centenary, my research into the men shown in the Book of Honour as of XIII Platoon has identified Sgt Frank Moxon and Ptes Barker Crabtree, Arthur Fern and Joseph Forsyth as wounded in that action in addition to the fatalities, Sgt George Bruckshaw and Cpl Alexander Johnstone.

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  20. 8055bell Post author

    Hi Mark,
    The Manchesters forum and hist site is the place to see this. They have a very good 17th Battalion history with links to casualty lists including 1st July. Who are you connected with in XIII Pln?
    Tim

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