The Battle of the Somme - The 12 Battles of the Somme (1 July - 18 November, 1916) - CWGC

Losses were very heavy amongst the attackers, and especially so for senior officers: the commanding officers of the 8th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 9th Royal Dublin Fusiliers and 6th Royal Irish Regiment were all killed in the fighting between 9 and 10 September. During the whole of September 1916 the 16th (Irish) Division lost over 4,200 men (killed, wounded or missing).

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