16th Irish Division Take Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme 1916

#OnThisDay 1916 The 16th (Irish) Division attacked &took the French village of Guillemont, but at a terrible cost.’Of the nearly 11,000 officers &men who arrived there on September 1st, more than 4,300 were wounded. The number of KIA 1,067′.

Royal Irish Rifles Somme
THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, JULY-NOVEMBER 1916 (Q 1) Troops of the Royal Irish Rifles resting in a communication trench during the opening hours of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193964

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