Friday 17 February 2017

Roll of Honour - 17th February 1917

Killed in Action

1st Battalion: German raid on the front line at Ferme du Bois near le Touret
  • 16454 Sergeant Frederick Arthur GROOM born and resided Saint Albans [Hertfordshire] (le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoué)

7th Battalion: in reserve for a partially successful attack on Boom Ravine near Petit Miraumont
  • 15563 Private John COPLEY, born Selby Bridge [Yorkshire], resided Luton (Thiepval Memorial)
  • 19968 Private Edgar Cyril LEACH, 20, son of Henry William and Ellen Agnes Leach of 20 Gayton Road, Hampstead [London] (Thiepval Memorial)
  • 15804 Corporal Ernest Robert LEGG, 20, son of Willie Robert and Martha Legg of 42 Polden Street, Bridgewater [Somerset] (Thiepval Memorial)
  • Second Lieutenant Leon Eric TAYLOR, attached 54th Trench Mortar Battery (Thiepval Memorial)

Died of Wounds

7th Battalion
  • 3/8000 Private William SHEEHAN, attached 183rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers, 45, Bristol, son of William and Catherine Sheehan, husband of Ellen of 2 Francis Place, Burton Street, Bristol (Grove Town Military Cemetery, Méaulte)

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