Officers of 9th Rifle Brigade, August 1916

Officers of 9th Rifle Brigade, August 1916

This picture shows a group of exhausted officers from the 9th (Service) Battalion, Rifle Brigade, taken on the Somme in August 1916. From left to right the picture shows Lt Elliot, killed on 20 November 1916, Lt Kirkpatrick, wounded, Captain Garton, killed on 15 September 1916, Lt. Southwell, killed on 15 September 1916 and 2nd Lt Kiek, wounded on 27 April 1918. The 9th took part in the Battle of Delville Wood (15 July-3 September 1916 ) and the Battle of Flers-Courcelette (15-22 September 1916)

Many thanks to Pen & Sword for providing us with these pictures, which come from Richard van Emden's The Somme: The Epic Battle in the Soldier's own Words and Photographs

The Somme - The Epic Battle in the Soldier's own Words and Photograph, Richard van Emden. Covers the entire period that the British army spent on the original Somme front, from its arrival late in 1915, through the battle of the Somme and up to the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line. Mainly uses the writings and private photos taken by British soldiers, but also includes some material from the German side [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (17 August 2016), Officers of 9th Rifle Brigade, August 1916 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_9th_rifle_brigade_aug_1916.html

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