Leyton Orient Somme Tour
More than 200 Leyton Orient supporters and friends of the club will be visiting the CWGC Thiepval Memorial on Saturday 23 June 2018 to lay a wreath in memory of Private William Jonas, centre forward of Clapton Orient FC who was one of the three Orient players killed during the Battle of the Somme. More than 40 players, staff and supporters of Clapton Orient volunteered to join to the 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment - The Footballers' battalion.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is marking the end of the First World War Centenary with 120 personal stories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the last months of the war. One remarkable story is that of Risaldar Badlu Singh, from Dhakla Haryana, who died on 23 September 1918. The CWGC commemorates nearly 74,000 members of Indian forces who served in the First World War.