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Hi all

Jonathon's Gt Grandad fought with the 11th Suffolk Regiment and is looking for more information on this battalion and wondered if anyone knew where about's they fought on the Somme.

Many thanks

LizM

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As part of the 101st Brigade, 34th Division they supported the 10th Lincs in their attack up Sausage Valley immediately south of the Lochnagar Crater on 1st July. They were relieved on the 4th having suffered 691 casualties. They went into reserve at Henencourt Wood (5th) then Becourt Wood (30th). On 31st July they went into the trenches just north of Bazentin le Petit Wood. On 4th August B Coy attacked but failed to hold part of Intermediate Trench (about 400 yards north of Bazentin le Petit village east of the Martinpuich road), parts of which were already held. Another attempt by a party of bombers was made on the 5th gaining another 50 yards of trench. The Division was relieved on the 15th August and was sent to the Armentieres sector.

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Thank you for the information - will pass it on and will try the site you recommend.

LizM

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