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Thiepval Memorial and Anglo-French Cemetery

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PERSONAL STORIES George Butterworth One of the most promising English composers of his generation, George Butterworth was known for works such as The Banks of Green Willow. Awarded the Military Cross for his actions during the Battle of the Somme, he died on 5 August 1916 after being shot by a sniper near the village of Pozières. George was 31 years old. Commemorated on Pier 14, Face A

David Griffith Williams From the village of Trawsfynydd in North Wales, David G. Williams served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the Battle of the Somme. On 3 September 1916, his battalion attacked German lines near Delville Wood, suffering enormous casualties from machine gun fire. David’s body was never identified. David was 30 years old. Commemorated on Addenda panel 10 Frederic Arthur Cooke Born in London, Rifleman Frederic Arthur Cooke enlisted in The Middlesex Regiment in August 1914. He served in Gibraltar, Belgium and France with 1/5 Battalion The London Regiment. Shortly before his 20th birthday, outside the village of Ginchy, his battalion came under heavy German fire. Following the assault Frederic was found to be missing and remains so to this day. Commemorated on Pier 9, Face D Alan John Trinder Alan John Trinder was known in the family as Jack. He enlisted in 1914 and was sent to France where he sent many postcards back to his family. Jack won the Military Medal on 26 August 1916 and the following day was killed by shellfire. Jack was 20 years old. Commemorated on Pier 5, Face B © Garry Photos

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