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Page 55. Heavy losses on both sides.

German Troops on the move.
[Picture from - "Das Archiv zum 1. Weltkrieg ".].

The following five are buried at Pargny British Cemetery.
46515 Pte Crosby John, Henry. Home at Wheatley Hill Durham. Born Trimdon, Co Durham. Enlisted at W Hartlepool.
21460 Pte Hatfield John. Born and enlisted at Middlesbrough, N Yorks.
243068 Cpl Kelsey Edwin, Ellis. Born and enlisted at Sheffield, Yorks.
21458 Pte Murphy Maurice, Thomas. Born and enlisted at Middlesbrough, N Yorks. Age 21.
21187 Pte Robinson Samuel, Colley. Born and enlisted at Middlesbrough, N Yorks.
200838 Sgt Adamson Thomas. Enlisted at Northallerton Killed in action. Age 24. Buried at Moreuil Communal Cemetery Allied Extension.
46548 Pte Barnes William. Home at Bansham, Co Durham. Born Scotby Cumberland. Enlisted At Gateshead. Died of wounds. Buried at Ennemain Communal Cemetery Extension

German Dead.
The German advance was bought at a high price.
10,000 were killed on Day One alone.
[Picture from - "Das Archiv zum 1. Weltkrieg ".].

28123 L/Cpl Lodge John. Home at Crakehall Bedale N Yorks, place of birth and enlistment. Killed in action. Age 32. Buried at Ham British Cemetery Muille-Villette
235085 Pte Wood Edwin. Home at Marham Norfolk, place of birth. Enlisted Cheshunt. Killed in action. Buried at Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension.
27th MARCH. The Btn were in Trenches at Rosieres. The Germans, with Amiens as their objective continued to attack but suffered severe losses as men became exhausted and became detached from resupply.
Diary "Throughout the morning the enemy attacked the position taken up on the 26th, but was repulsed. Towards the evening the enemy pushed up on the North of Rosieres and we sent two platoons to reinforce the Line on the Left. These platoons with the exception of 1 Officer and 2 other ranks eventually became casualties. 2nd Lt Green G.A. missing.

201901 Pte Brack John Richard Home at - 20 Thornaby Place, Thornaby N Yorks. Born Hutton Rudby, N Yorks. Killed in action 180327 21 Pozieres Memorial

2nd Lt Cook William Edwin. 1st/2nd Battn of the Yorkshire Regiment, attached to the 4th Bn. Age: 24. Son of William John and Eliza Jane Cook, of 121, Bellenden Rd., Peckham, London. Native of Dulwich, London. He first served in the ranks of the Regiment before receiving his commission and joining the 4th battalion at Watten in late November of 1917. He was posted as missing. He had in fact been wounded and been taken prisoner by the Germans. One month later he lost his fight for life while still in enemy hands dying on April 27th 1918 aged 24. He was buried by the enemy and his grave can be visited today in Valenciennes St Roch Communal Cemetery one mile north east of the town. Buried at Valenciennes [St Roch] Communal Cemetery.
203897 Pte Ibson Edward Henry Born Hovingham, Yorks and enlisted at Easingwold N Yorks. Killed in action 180327 Vendresse British Cemetery.

German Funeral.
[Picture courtesy of - "Photos of The Great War".].

242492 Pte Richardson Reginald Charles Home at Thornton Heath Surrey. Enlisted at Croydon. Killed in action 180327 30 Pozieres Memorial
24406 L/Cpl Scott Thomas Stanley Born and enlisted at Scarborough, N Yorks. Killed in action 180327 Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension
28th MARCH. ""At 1 a.m the Brigade withdrew to a line at Vrely facing North East. At 8 a.m. a further retirement was ordered to some old trenches on the High Ground South of Caix. This position was held until the Flanks gave way between 11 a.m. and Noon. We retired to Villers Aux Erables where we were ordered back to billets at Jumel where the night was spent."
32464 Pte Bannister Ewart. Born and enlisted at Farsley, Leeds Yorks. Killed in action. Age 19. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial.
34645 Pte Deane Patrick. Home at Belmullet Co Mayo Ireland, place of enlistment. Born Kilmore Ewis Mayo. Killed in action. Age 25. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial.

Page from the 150th Brigade War Diary showing the great losses. 22 Officers and 368 Other Ranks killed, wounded or missing from the 4th Yorks Battalion alone.
Brigadier Rees, who signed this page would be captured and taken before the Kaiser in May 1918. See later photograph for this date.

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