Friday 1 July marks the centenary of the beginning of The Battle of the Somme. It was the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front; more than one million men were wounded or killed in the four and a half months it lasted. Among those killed were men from Aldeburgh including:
|01-July-1916||Stewart Alexander CRUM|
|01-July-1916||Philip Squarey HOUGHTON|
|03-July-1916||Maurice Freshfield JONES|
|20-July-1916||Frederick John MOUNTAIN|
|22-August-1916||Harry Edward CADY|
|16-September-1916||Alfred Colby ALLERTON|
We will remember them and also:
|12-October-1916||Reginald Ernest PECK|
both killed ‘somewhere in France’.
You can read more about these men and all those others who gave their lives during the First World War in “Aldeburgh War Memorial: The story behind the names” by Simon Last and Michael Good.