Listed below are the names of all soldiers of the 3rd Battalion listed as missing from Pozieries fighting between 20-29 July 1916. Nearly all of these men have red writing in their service record the same as those missing at Maricourt Wood. Specifically, the majority have the phrase “Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4)” inscribed in their service record. This location will form the focus of a future post.

Service Number Name Date of Death Notes
2562 BARTELS, John 20-Jul-16 Service Record states in red writing “Buried” B1056 Sheet 2
717 ELLIOTT, Henry James Hamilton 20-Jul-16 Service record states in red writing “Buried in Sausage Valley in vicinity of Pozieres (57c SE X4)” B1056 Sheet 8.
736 HARRIS, Herbet Thomas 20-Jul-16 Service record states in red writing “Buried in Sausage Valley in vicinity of Pozieres” B1056 Sheet 11.
3235 BARTLETT, William Godfrey 21-Jul-16 Service record states “Buried 3/4 miles NW of Contalmasion, 3 1/4 miles ENE of Albert by Capt (Chap) Wilson, 3rd Battalion”.
699 BOURKE, Charles 21-Jul-16 Services Record states ” Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c? S.E. X.4)”
1122 GILL, Thomas Ethelbert 21-Jul-16 Service Record states in red writing “Buried” B1056 Sheet 9
3786 HICKIN, Alexander 21-Jul-16 Red writing in service records states “Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c SE X4)”.
3823 LEYSHON, Benjamin Alfred 21-Jul-16 No details recorded.
2671 RYAN, Andrew 21-Jul-16 Service Record states in red writing “Buried” B1056 Sheet 23
4565 STUDDERT, Jack 21-Jul-16 Red Cross file states buried by Pioneers in the Reserve Trench with 4 or 5 others. Service Record states in red writing “Buried” B1056 Sheet 26
3352 MORRIS, Reginald Robert 22-Jul-16 Red Cross file states buried alongside 2 others. Service record states Died of Wounds 22/07/1916 and buried in action in the field.
3031 CRAIG, Robert Kennedy 22-Jul-16 Red Cross File shows confusion as to date and type of death. Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
4572 VANDENBERGH, Bert 22-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c SE X4)
103 BOUQUET, Albert Herbert 23-Jul-16 Red Cross file states being carried away by stretcher bearers and party was hit by shell. Service Record states “Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (sh 57c? S.E. ??)”
1734 DONALDSON, Albert James 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3067 FAHEY, Sydney Thomas 23-Jul-16 Service Record states number as 3067A. Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2348A FRANK, Clarence Edward 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
929 GARRARD, Samuel Sawrey 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Director of Graves notation “Buried close to road from Contalmaision to Pozieres just SE of Pozieres 3 3/4 miles NE of Albert”.
3780 HARRIS, Oliver 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3096B HERFORD, John Henry 23-Jul-16 Service Record states number as 3096. Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3086 HOPKINS, John 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
4047 KENNEDY, Richard Joseph 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3127 LOHAN, Valentine Edward 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2718 MEREDITH, Henry 23-Jul-16 Service Record states in red writing “Buried” B1056 Sheet 18
1599 POPOFF, Alexander 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
1368 PRICE, Stewart 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2666 PRIOR, Jack Allan 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2458 ROACH, James Alfred 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
4549 ROBINSON, Samuel 23-Jul-16 Red Cross file states killed alongside SAMS. Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
4067 SAMS, John William 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
4069 SOUTHALL, Albert Ernest 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
556 SPICER, William Henry 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
539 STEAD, Harry Fenton Manning 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Director of Graves notation “Buried Pozieres 3 3/4 miles NE of Albert”.
3227 THOMAS, Frederick 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
1765 THOMAS, Walter John 23-Jul-16 Service Record states “Reported dies whilst a Prisoner of War in German hands at Kriegs Lazaratt, St Clothide, Douai [Kriegs Laz Gef Lag, St Clotilde, Douai] From wounds received in action”
2442 WOODS, William 23-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
896 BLACKBURN, Thomas 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Director of Graves notation “Buried close to road from Contalmaision to Pozieres just SE of Pozieres 3 3/4 miles NE of Albert”.
3960 CLARK, Alfred John William 24-Jul-16 Red Cross File states killed alongside stretcher bearer GRAFF, C who was carrying him at the time. Believe this to be GRAFF, Carl Frederick (1124). Service Record states Buried 3 3/4 Miles N.E. of Albert.
2619 DUFFIN, Robert Edward James 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Director of Graves notation “Buried close to road from Contalmaision to Pozieres just SE of Pozieres 3 3/4 miles NE of Albert”.
2624 FOLLINGTON, James 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2675 HARDING, Henry Charles 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Director of Graves notation “Buried close to road from Contalmaision to Pozieres just SE of Pozieres 3 3/4 miles NE of Albert”.
3130 LEEKE, Arthur Frederick 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
10 MacCALLUM, Lindsay Stuart 24-Jul-16 Service Record states ‘Buried in vicinity of Pozieres”
352 MATHESON, Frederick Hugh 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2643 MEIGAN, Robert 24-Jul-16 Service Record states burial location as being Pozieres British Cemetery, however, actual burial location within cemetery is unknown.
12 OATES, William Aubrey 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2731 RAVOLAINE, David Silvester 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Director of Graves notation “Buried close to Contalmaision – Pozieres Rd. 3 3/4 miles NE of Albert”.
3132 SMITH, Frederick 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2815 SMITH, Frederick Louis 24-Jul-16
2186 SMITH, Joseph 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
1870 SPELLER, Herbert Victor 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
979 TRAYNOR, James Charles 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Director of Graves notation “Buried 3 3/4 miles NE of Albert”.
907 TURNER, Alfred Ernest 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2439 WADE, Thomas 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
1852 WINDER, Stanley Hamilton 24-Jul-16 Red Cross file states Chaplin Wilson buried WINDER between Pozieres and La Boiselle. Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
1853 WRIGHT, George Eric 24-Jul-16 Service Record states Director of Graves notation “Buried close to road from Contalmaision to Pozieres just SE of Pozieres 3 3/4 miles NE of Albert”.
564 ADAMSON, Henry 25-Jul-16 Service Record states ‘Buried in vicinity of Pozieres”
BARTLETT, James Stanley Forbes 25-Jul-16
2406 BOARD, Thomas William 25-Jul-16 Red Cross File states killed and buried by shell along with 5 others. Only one body was retrieved, not BOARD. Service Record states Buried.
694 BOURKE, William Alan 25-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3698 BOWSER, Frank 25-Jul-16 Service Record states “Buried in vicinity of Poziers (57? .S.E. X.4)”
CHAPMAN, Henry Stanley 25-Jul-16
3747 DUNN, Archibald 25-Jul-16
2696 KELEHER, James Martin 25-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2701A KENNY, Reginald Cole 25-Jul-16 Service record states buried close to Contalmaison Pozieres Road, 3 3/4 Mls N.E. of Albert. Service record also states buried in Pozieres British Cemetery.
2951 MEGGY, Douglas Acland 25-Jul-16 Service Record states “Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57? .S.E. X.4)”
2865 MILLAR, Alexander Ross 25-Jul-16
4077 SQUIRES, Samuel 25-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres 57 SE X4
2337A CONOLLY, Eric Richard 26-Jul-16 Red Cross File states killed along with 3 others by shell and buried in Pozieres. Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57 S.E. X.4).
2986 HOLDSWORTH, Charles 26-Jul-16
340 JAGOE, Joseph John 26-Jul-16 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres 57 SE X4
1090 GORDON, James Thursday, 27 July 1916 Red writing in service records states “Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57 SE X4)”.
4097 BUCHANAN, John William 23-Jul-16 Red Cross File states killed alongside BARTER. Believe this to be BARTER, Francis (5). Service Record states buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57 S.E. X.4).
2424 ANDREWS, Lot 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres 57 SE X4
1093 ARCHER, Frank William 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres 57 SE X4
5A BARTER, Francis 22nd – 27th July 1916 Red Cross File states killed alongside a number of men. BUCHANAN, JW stated as one of these men. Service Number was originally ‘5’. Service Record states buried in vicinity of Pozieres.
2580 BRAIN, Percy Sidney Raymond 22nd – 27th July 1916 Red Cross Files states buried by explosion of shell alongside CARPENTER F.J. (2586A). Believe this to be CARPENTER, Frederick John (2586). Service Record states “Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57 S.E. X.4).
2586 CARPENTER, Frederick John 22nd – 27th July 1916 Red Cross Files states buried by explosion of shell alongside BRAIN P.S. (2580). Believe this to be BRAIN Percy Sidney Raymond (2580).
2591 CAVANAGH, John 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57 S.E. X.4)
4098 CLARKE, James 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2617 DOOLEY, John Thomas 22nd – 27th July 1916
921 FORREST, Robert 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2649 GRANT, George Alexander 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2644 GUNN, Thomas James 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3768 GUYOT, Claude William Edward 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3785 HICKS, George 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3794 HOCKEY, Thomas 22nd – 27th July 1916
2622 JENKINS, Edward 22nd – 27th July 1916 Might have been killed alongside GORDON. Red Cross file states killed alongside three or four others, also states killed alongside SINCLAIR (not 4299). Service record states Buried close to road from Contalmaison to Pozieres just SE of Pozieres 3/34 Mls NE of Albert. Service record also states buried in Pozieres British Cemetery. Appers to be associated with GRAFF, HARDING & KENNY.
3116 JENKINS, Harold Edwin 22nd – 27th July 1916 Might have been killed alongside GORDON. Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3133 LEO, John 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3340 McKNIGHT, Charles 22nd – 27th July 1916
2582 MILLS, Frank 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2460 MORGAN, Percy 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3153 MYLECHARANE, William 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4). 3153A
2000 NEWLAND, Herbert 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3192 PICKERING, Frank Hessell 22nd – 27th July 1916 Red Cross file states killed alongside CLARK, Rupert (3048). CLARKE buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France. Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
4547 PORTER, Albert Edward 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2775 PRIDEAUX, Matthew Herbert 22nd – 27th July 1916 Red Cross file states killed by shell at Pozieres alongside 5 others. Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
2220 REEDY, Arthur Ambrose 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3973 ROBERTS, Richard Oswald 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service record states buried close to Contalmaison Pozieres Road, 3 3/4 Mls N.E. of Albert.
1089 ROSSER, Richard Walters 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states Buried in vicinity of Pozieres (57c S.E. X.4).
3894 SALMON, Charles B 22nd – 27th July 1916
1178 SIMPSON, Stewart James 22nd – 27th July 1916
2800 SNOOK, Arthur William 22nd – 27th July 1916
4068 STEEL, John 22nd – 27th July 1916
3923 THOMPSON, Hubert Isherwood 22nd – 27th July 1916
2187 THOMPSON, John Henry 22nd – 27th July 1916 Red Cross file states killed by shell alongside 10 others.
3459 THWAITE, Rowland Leslie James 22nd – 27th July 1916
2819 TURNER, Albert Arthur 22nd – 27th July 1916
2832 WALKER, Leslie Francis 22nd – 27th July 1916
3272 WHITTLE, David 22nd – 27th July 1916
3244 WILKINSON, William James Henry 22nd – 27th July 1916
3259 WYBORN, Arthur Lorn 22nd – 27th July 1916 Red Cross files states killed alongside 11 others on patrol
1124 GRAFF, Carl Frederick 22nd – 27th July 1916 Service Record states “Close to road from Courcelette (believe this to be Contalmaison as Courcelette is nowhere near Pozieres) to Pozieres, just S.E. of Pozieres. Buried 3 3/4 Miles N.E. of Albert – Director of Graves 10/10/1917”.

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