Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
1st July 1916
On 1 July 1916, supported by a French attack to the south, thirteen divisions of Commonwealth forces launched an offensive on a line from north of Gommecourt to Maricourt. Despite a preliminary bombardment lasting seven days, the German defences were barely touched and the attack met unexpectedly fierce resistance.
Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Galbraith, of Carrickadawson, Raphol, Co. Donegal
Pier and Face 4 D and 5 B.