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The Battle of the Somme

Lieutenant Percy George Symington

Two war memorials in a church in Troon and a chapel in Musselburgh commemorate one of the more than 19,000 British soldiers who lost their lives on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.

 

The Sinking of HMS Hampshire and the Kitchener Memorial

The final journey

The Kitchener memorial on the cliffs of Marwick head in Orkney, keeps watch over the grave of more than 600 men who lost their lives in on 5 June 1916 when the battle cruiser HMS Hampshire struck a mine and sank in under 20 minutes.