Battle of the Somme

1st July 2016 marks 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme.

There will be many commemoration ceremonies, the largest being at the Thiepval Memorial. Here 72,194 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces killed in the Somme and with no known graves are remembered. This ceremony will be attended by senior members of our royal family.

Two of our villagers perished as a result of their injuries in the battle. Some of you will have read about them in the 2014 Hankerton History Group exhibition in the church, but for a reminder of their stories <Click Here>.

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