PeteS Posted 29 January , 2018 Share Posted 29 January , 2018 (edited) I have seen and read various differing definitions of a "typical" British infantry platoon during the summer of 1916 on the Somme. Would I be far off the mark if I noted - 1 officer (Lieut or Second Lieut) 1 Sergeant Platoon split onto 4 sections each led by a Corpl (and possibly a Lance Corpl) and each consisting of 9 or 10 riflemen - some being qualified as Bombers and some with Rifle grenades. With the Platoon Lewis gun team integral to one of the sections. Likely with a Drummer and an officer's batman located beside the officer/sergeant. With a probable total of approx. 50 chaps ? thanks for knowledgeable advice. Pete Edited 29 January , 2018 by PeteS Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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