'Bosche trench mortar, Beaumont Hamel November 1916'
Photograph by Lieutenant Patrick Robert Koekkoek, Royal Engineers, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.
The heavily fortified village of Beaumont Hamel on the Somme was attacked by the British 29th Division on 1 July. The assault was beaten off by the German defenders and 223 officers and 5,017 other ranks from the 29th were killed or wounded. The village was finally captured by the 51st Division on 13-14 November 1916.
One of 188 copy photographs taken by Lt Patrick Robert Koekkoek, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers.
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