Rifleman John Straffen

Rifleman John Straffen, 19th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. He was killed in action in France on 15th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. The photograph shows a recently captured trench on the Somme with the chalky soil very much in evidence.

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