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 JOSEPH THOMAS J T 28 9/9/1916 Rifleman South Lancashire Regiment 1st/5th Bn. '1694' Pier and Face 7 A and 7 B.

Son of Charles and Martha Ann Abbott, of 62, Albert St., St. Helens, Lancs.

ABBOTT REGINALD FRANCIS R F 23 7/1/1916 Corporal Royal Fusiliers 8th Bn. '10945' Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

Son of Edmund Freeman Abbott, of 11, Ravenswood Rd., Walthamstow, Essex, and the late Elizabeth Mary Abbott.

ABBOTT RICHARD WILLIAM R W 19 18/08/1916 Private The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 8th Bn. 'G/4189' Pier and Face 5 D.

Son of William and Agnes G. Abbott, of 35, St. Lukes Avenue, Ramsgate.

ABBOTT ROBERT R 26 7/1/1916 Private East Lancashire Regiment 1st Bn. '12595' Pier and Face 6 C.

Son of John and Alice Ann Abbott, of 23, Rowley St., Burnley; husband of Minnie Abbott, of 3, Monmouth St., Burnley.

ABBOTT ROBERT R 38 20/08/1916 Private Northamptonshire Regiment 1st Bn. '23483' Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.

Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Shortland, of Orlingbury, Wellingborough.

ABBOTT THOMAS T 9/3/1916 Rifleman West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 1st/7th Bn. '4318' Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
ABBOTT WALTER W 28 23/08/1916 Lance Corporal Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 1st/1st Bucks Bn. '2990' Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D.

Son of Joseph and Mary Abbott, of Station Rd., Padbury, Buckingham.

ABBOTT WILLIAM W 13/11/1916 Private South Staffordshire Regiment 2nd Bn. '10982' Pier and Face 7 B.
ABBOTT WILLIAM W 7/2/1916 Private Manchester Regiment 2nd Bn. '13888' Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
ABBOTT WILLIAM W 10/1/1916 Rifleman London Regiment 1st/17th Bn. '572652' Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.
ABBOTT WILLIAM EDWIN W E 28 30/06/1916 Serjeant West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 'C' Coy. 18th Bn. '18/625' Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

Son of Tom and Ellen Abbott, of 4, Wheatlands Square, Heaton, Bradford; husband of Minnie Abbott, of 13, Byron Mount St., Barkerend Rd., Bradford.

ABBOTT WILLIAM FRIEND W F 26 20/07/1916 Private Suffolk Regiment 2nd Bn. '18342' Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A.

Son of Thomas and Ellen Abbott, of Great Wenham, Colchester.

ABBOTT WILLIAM JOHN W J 36 27/07/1916 Private Norfolk Regiment 1st Bn. '16733' Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

Son of John and Martha Abbott, of Derbyshire; husband of Beatrice Abbott, of 19, Chapel Loke, Ber St., Norwich.

ABBOTT WILLIAM ROBERT W R 26 7/1/1916 Private Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 108th Coy. '17676' Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

Son of Thomas and Maggie Abbott, of 15, McKeown St., Lisburn, Co. Antrim.

ABBOTT WILLIAM STANLEY W S 23/08/1916 Private Welsh Regiment 2nd Bn. '36229' Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A.