Corporal Francis Rand

Corporal Francis Rand, 11th ( Service ) Battalion, Border Regiment. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916 and is buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. He fell in the attack on Mouquet Farm near Authuille Wood where the battalion suffered very heavy casualties of 471 killed or missing including 10 Officers killed and 14 Officers wounded. This Battalion was known as the ” Lonsdales ” after Lord Lonsdale who had raised in Battalion in 1914.

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