The Fallen

The bodies of 72,396 British servicemen killed at the Somme were never recovered. A record for every one, sourced from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, is listed below. Search using the different fields and click on a surname to view the record. If you have any additional detail on these servicemen please email us – information will be passed to the IWM Lives of the First World War project.



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SurnameForenameInitialsAgeAwardsDoDRankRegimentUnitCountryServ. No.GraveInfo.
ABBOTT CHARLES C 14/07/1916 Private Northamptonshire Regiment 6th Bn. '18968' Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.
ABBOTT EDGAR E 20 23/07/1916 Private King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn. '18760' Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
ABBOTT EDWARD ERNEST E E 33 9/9/1916 Private Royal Sussex Regiment 2nd Bn. 'G/11175' Pier and Face 7 C.

Son of Frederick William and Angelina Abbott, of 3, Little Wolsey St., Ipswich.

ABBOTT FREDERICK WALTER JOHN F W J 16/08/1916 Lance Corporal Royal Fusiliers 1st Bn. 'S/2333' Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
ABBOTT GEORGE G 9/3/1916 Private King's Own Scottish Borderers 2nd Bn. '13480' Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
ABBOTT GEORGE CHRISTOPHER G C 15/07/1916 Private East Lancashire Regiment 8th Bn. '5813' Pier and Face 6 C.
ABBOTT GEORGE WILFRED G W 23 25/09/1916 Private Welsh Guards 1st Bn. '2506' Pier and Face 7 D.

Son of Emily Margaret Abbott, of 64, Cottrell Rd., Roath, Cardiff, and the late Edwin Abbott.

ABBOTT HARRY H 29 23/07/1916 Serjeant West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 12th Bn. '18/1223' Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

Husband of Elizabeth Bentley (formerly Abbott), of 21, Blucher St., Laisterdyke, Bradford. A Constable in the Bradford City Police.

ABBOTT HARRY H 24/04/1917 Private Gloucestershire Regiment 1st/6th Bn. '266835' Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.
ABBOTT HARRY H 17/08/1916 Private West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 12th Bn. '27996' Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
ABBOTT JAMES JOHN J J 19 20/07/1916 Private Suffolk Regiment 'D' Coy. 4th Bn. '2422' Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

Son of Emmanuel James and Esther Abbott, of 21, Cavendish St., Ipswich.

ABBOTT JOHN J 8/8/1916 Private The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 1st/7th Bn. '4461' Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.
ABBOTT JOHN J 17/09/1916 Private Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 10th Bn. 'G/9033' Pier and Face 11 C.
ABBOTT JOHN JOSEPH J J 10/12/1916 Serjeant Norfolk Regiment 7th Bn. '15639' Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
ABBOTT JOSEPH J 7/9/1916 Private Manchester Regiment 16th Bn. '7536' Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.