Corporal Francis Rand

Corporal Francis Rand, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 1st July 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. He fell in the attack on the German positions at Mouquet Farm where the Battalion had 471 casualties. This Unit was a ” Pals ” Battalion and was known as the ” Lonsdales ” after Hugh Lonsdale 5th Earl of Lonsdale who raised the Battalion in September 1914.


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