By Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey, Russell Guest
Above the strains: a whole checklist of the Fighter Aces of the German Air provider, Naval Air provider and Flanders Marine Corps 1914-1918
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In ‘A’ Company, Sgts More, Whitsitt, Hegan, Kirkwood, McCourt are wounded and Sgt Wilson is missing believed killed. In ‘B’ Company, Sgt Porter is killed and Sgts Caulfield, Keith, Barr, Courtney, Johnston wounded. In ‘C’ Company, Sgts Hobbs and Bryans are killed and Sgts Brown, Love missing. In ‘D’ Company Sgts Mullen, Gorden, Thornberry killed, Sgts Hare, Balmer, Sewell, Hughes wounded and Sgt Bunting missing. McClurg, the Primate’s chauffeur, wounded. We want Lewis Gunners badly, the Signallers escaped well, we still have over 30 available.
All the Ulstermen were either killed or taken prisoner. The centre attack derived from Stuff Redoubt and was led by Major Beyerholler and three companies of the 8/Bavarians. This was stopped by the British artillery. The left attack was made on the south-west corner of the redoubt by the remaining Bavarian units, but this was driven off. Meanwhile, Major Prager attacked the redoubt on the right, but he too, was driven back. Fresh attempts were made at 7pm but these also failed and both Major Prager and Major Beyerholler were casualties.
Some of the unexploded shells. However, prior to all this, spirits had been generally high and there was some optimism. On the north bank of the Ancre on the night of 30 June men of the 36th (Ulster) Division gathered in the crowded communication trenches and in the village of Hamel just behind the front line. They comprised half of the 108 Brigade, the 9/Royal Irish Fusiliers (Armagh, Monaghan and Cavan Volunteers) and the 12/Royal Irish Rifles (Mid Antrim Volunteers). The 9/Royal Irish Fusiliers consisted of many men of rural origin from Armagh and who worked in agricultural occupations.
Above the Lines: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces of the German Air service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914-1918 by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey, Russell Guest