Photo courtesy of Imperial War Museum, United Kingdom; photos submitted
A badly wounded man (left) is rushed to the rear, but he died thirty minutes after this picture was taken. Field Marshal Douglas Haig (1861-1928; above, left), Commander, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from 1915 until the end of World War I. General Henry Seymour Rawlinson (1864-1925; above, right), Commander, 4th Division, during the Somme Campaign.
On July 5, 1916, the Commander of the 101st Infantry Brigade sent the following congratulatory message to the Commanding Officer of the 11th Suffolks, my father’s battalion, a component of his brigade: