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The Somme 1916.

Discussion in 'Royal Marines History and Knowledge' started by Rover, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Rover

    Rover Moderator

    Oct 23, 2008
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  2. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

    Aug 10, 2010
    It's very sobering.
    I was killing time at a local library a few months back and used its subscription to log onto one of the ancestry research websites. Out of curiosity I entered my grandfather's name and date of birth which revealed scans of his military pension book, detailing his Great War service in the Wiltshire Regiment, wounds—from the second Battle of the Somme—and even my grandfather's handwritten complaint comment about the standard of military dentistry!
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