Lance Corporal William Suthern

Lance Corporal William Suthern, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers attached to 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellingtons ( West Riding Regiment ) ( For fuller details see Ford and Etal War Memorial ). He was killed in action in France on 3rd September 1916, aged 23, 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 chalk soil of the Region very evident. The autumn rains would turn the ground into a glutinous quagmire.

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