Cross marking the spot where the remains of Private George Nugent of the Northumberland Fusiliers were found in October 1998 on the old Somme 1916 battlefield . He had been killed on 1st July, the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1916. He had been recorded as missing in action. His body was found close to the mine crater blown on that day, known as Lochnagar Crater. He was reburied in the nearby Ovillers Military Cemetery on 1st July 2000.
Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France Strange today watching the Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph, London that Commonwealth Countries which did not take part in World War I or II lay wreaths but the sacrifice of Irish soldiers is not represented. In World War I it is estimated of the 700,000 British military deaths 50,000 were Irish. Unlike in Britain, there was never conscription in Ireland so every Irish soldier was a volunteer.
Capt. Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC & Bar, MC, (MID), RAMC. Att'd 1/10th Bn The King's (Liverpool Scottish) Rgt. Citation LG 26.10.1916 & 14.9.1917 for 9.8.1916 & 31.7-2.8.1917 - at Guillemont, France & Wieltje, Belgium . DOW 4.8.1917 at Brandhoek. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Belgium, Plot III B.15. Only CWGC grave with 2 VC's inscribed, & 1 of only 3 dual VC holders.