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.
ABBOTTS VICTOR CUMBERBATCH V C 7/6/1916 Private North Staffordshire Regiment 8th Bn. '14343' Pier and Face 14 B and 14 C.
ABEL DAVID STUART D S 20 10/12/1916 Private South African Infantry 2nd Regt. '3808' Pier and Face 4 C.

Son of William Abel, of South Ley Lodge, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

ABEL JOHN J 10/12/1916 Private Norfolk Regiment 7th Bn. '18874' Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.
ABEL RICHARD R 10/7/1916 Private The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 6th Bn. 'G/8373' Pier and Face 5 D.
ABEL WILLIAM W 13/11/1916 Private Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10th Bn. '13243' Pier and Face 4 A.
ABELL CHARLES C 30/07/1916 Private The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Bn. '15199' Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.
ABELL JOHN LLOYD WILLIAM HOWARD J L W H 28 7/3/1916 Captain Cheshire Regiment 11th Bn. Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A.

Son of the late Howard C. Abell and Eleanor Abell, of Marlborough House, Witcombe, Glos; and Stepson of Annie Abell, of ‘Dunedin,’ Western Rd., Cheltenham.

ABERDEEN LOUIS FREDERICK L F 20 9/9/1916 Second Lieutenant London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 3rd Bn. Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B.

Son of Louis and Catherine Harriet Aberdeen, of 12, Sidney Avenue, Palmer’s Green, London.

ABERDEEN WILLIAM W 17/08/1916 Private Cameron Highlanders 7th Bn. 'S/18088' Pier and Face 15 B.
ABERNETHY FRANK F 23 19/07/1916 Gunner Royal Field Artillery 'A' Bty. 83rd Bde. '6891' Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.

Son of James and Isabella Abernethy, of Garvock Schoolhouse, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.

ABERSHAW JOHN J 19 8/12/1916 Private York and Lancaster Regiment 1st/5th Bn. '4187' Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.

Son of James and Lily Abershaw, of 10, Sovereign Yard, Westgate, Barnsley.

ABERY LEONARD HENRY L H 23/07/1916 Private Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st/4th Bn. '4716' Pier and Face 11 D.
ABERY SAMUEL RALPH S R 27 7/7/1916 Private Wiltshire Regiment 1st Bn '19219' Pier and Face 13 A.

Son of William Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Abery, of 9, Recreation Rd., Tilehurst, Reading.

ABIGAIL FREDERICK ALBERT F A 20 7/1/1916 Private Norfolk Regiment 8th Bn. '15029' Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D.

Son of Robert and Elizabeth Abigail, of 53, Mundesley Rd., North Walsham, Norfolk.

ABLE MATTHEW M 7/1/1916 Private King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 12th Bn. '12/1359' Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.