Red Cross Files: Morlancourt

22nd-battalionThe following 65 men of the 22nd Battalion were killed in action or died of wounds during the time that the 22nd Battalion was in the Morlancourt region of the Somme in the summer of 1918, between the end of the German Spring Offensive and the start of the decisive offensive on 8th August 1918. Approximately half of these casualties occurred during the successful attack at Ville-sur-Ancre on the 19th May 1918. It was also during this period that many of the men became casualties from the heavy German shelling with mustard gas, as can be seen in the Red Cross Files for the men who died of their wounds in July. Click on the links to learn more of their fate, often from first hand accounts from their comrades.

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Regt No. Rank Surname Init Yr Cause of Death Date of Death Country Cemetery / Memorial
6918 Private WADE T A 30 Died of Wounds 10/05/1918 France FRANVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
6876 Private PETHER F T 20 Killed in Action 12/05/1918 France DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC
2672 Private ATKINS W 31 Killed in Action 14/05/1918 France MERICOURT-L’ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
6031 Private ARROW D P 37 Killed in Action 14/05/1918 France DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC
6379 Private LORRIGAN W F 38 Killed in Action 14/05/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
6895 Sgt SMEETON J E 23 Killed in Action 14/05/1918 France DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC
6938 Private CROWLEY D 27 Killed in Action 18/05/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
766 Private ROBERTSON C C 20 Died of Wounds 19/05/1918 France FRANVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
2386 Private STUCKEY E N 38 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
3833 Private GOSDEN J M 25 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
4482 Private LOCKWOOD A 20 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC
4501 Private MULHOLLAND E S 21 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
4720 Private HANCOCK F 33 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
4761 Private MURPHY W A 37 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
4805 Lance Corporal WATTS A 26 Died of Wounds 19/05/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
5084 Private RIZZO T 28 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC
5538 Private ALLOWAY A 40 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
5691 Lance Corporal WILTON C T 31 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC
5937 Private CURNICK L V 21 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
6094 Private GARD E P 27 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
6436 Private SMEATON J L 22 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC
6798 Lance Corporal FRASER J L 28 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE
6809 Private FRASER W 33 Died of Wounds 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6862 Private McKENZIE P 23 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6885 Private REYMENT E J 29 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6900 Private STAFF C R 19 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6996 Private THOMAS A C 21 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6780A Private CLARK W L 23 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6789A Private DAVIDSON G A 24 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France MERICOURT-L’ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
6799A Private DURHAM W J 19 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6896A Private SNOW H A 18 Died of Wounds 19/05/1918 France VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
736a Private BARTON W G 21 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
760A Private HARRISON F L 20 Died of Wounds 19/05/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
Second Lieut. BOWDEN C M 42 Killed in Action 19/05/1918 France DIVE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAILLY-LE-SEC
2709 Private LAWRENCE J C 24 Died of Wounds 20/05/1918 France VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
6768A Private AMES B 20 Killed in Action 20/05/1918 France MERICOURT-L’ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
5792 Corporal DAVIS A W 20 Died of Wounds 21/05/1918 France VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
4021 Private McDEVITT H 28 Died of Wounds 22/05/1918 France ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
5118 Private BYRNE G A 21 Accident 22/05/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
1617 Corporal STORR J L 25 Died of Wounds 25/05/1918 France VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
5893 Private RIDDELL A H 28 Died of Wounds 30/05/1918 France FRANVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
6942A Private SHEARGOLD E F 19 Died of Wounds 03/06/1918 France VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
6856 Private MADDEN W G 35 Died of Wounds 05/06/1918 France VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
750 Sgt SMITH E A 39 Killed in Action 07/06/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
2278 Driver GREEN P J 26 Killed in Action 09/06/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
6290 Private BUNWORTH D F 37 Killed in Action 09/06/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
6904 Sgt TYLER R J 33 Killed in Action 09/06/1918 France MERICOURT-L’ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Lieut. LENNON J 28 Killed in Action 09/06/1918 France RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME
6947A Private ROGAN L C 20 Killed in Action 11/06/1918 France MERICOURT-L’ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
5943 Lance Corporal GRAHAM J B 20 Died of Wounds 13/06/1918 France VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
5424 Private TURTON W 37 Killed in Action 15/06/1918 France MERICOURT-L’ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
6846 Private LAWSON A 41 Illness 30/06/1918 United Kingdom NORWICH CEMETERY, NORFOLK
5112 Private WOOF R 20 Killed in Action 06/07/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY
2191 Lance Corporal LUKE J 24 Died of Wounds 21/07/1918 France ST. RIQUIER BRITISH CEMETERY
6787A Private DAHLITZ E B 21 Died of Wounds 21/07/1918 France ST. RIQUIER BRITISH CEMETERY
2381 Private SMILLIE A 24 Died of Wounds 22/07/1918 France ST. RIQUIER BRITISH CEMETERY
4131 Sgt HARRIS W C 21 Died of Wounds 22/07/1918 France CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME
6892A Private SIGG G H 27 Died of Wounds 23/07/1918 France ST. RIQUIER BRITISH CEMETERY
6920A Private WINTER L 19 Killed in Action 23/07/1918 France ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX
Lieut. SWANTON R 26 Killed in Action 23/07/1918 France ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX
6369 Private JOSE J J 33 Killed in Action 24/07/1918 France VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY
391 Private HALLYBURTON A B 25 Killed in Action 27/07/1918 France CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX
681 Lance Corporal RUSSELL L 24 Died of Wounds 27/07/1918 France ST. RIQUIER BRITISH CEMETERY
754A Private DEANE W 22 Died of Wounds 03/08/1918 France MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT
283 Sgt WIGGER R B 30 Died of Wounds 05/08/1918 France BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE

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