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                        [right corner stamp] M.I. 7 B (1) 12 APR 1918 [/right corner stamp]

450

                          Tales of the V.C.

  Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

     LJP Lloyd   

                                           By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

 The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

with cunningly concealed machine gun emplacements and  ... 

proved too great an obstacle on the 1st of July. But now

the deaths of those gallant officers and men, who had fallen

on that day, were amply avenged.

[ On the 26th of September our  .the British.. barrage was admirably timed,

and our    .the British.. soldiers followed so closely behind its' protecting curtain

that  .in most cases. they were over the German parapets and into the German

dug-outs before the enemy could recover from his surprise and

man his trenches with the machine guns which had served

him so well before.

But in some places the German  machine gunners, with a courage

look of desperation stuck to their ports in spite of the storm of

shell fire which beat down upon them and caused heavy

losses amongst our  .the.. advancing troops. [ This was the hard

experience of a company of the 12th Middlesex. They had

approached to within  forty yards of the German trenches,  .and.. as
they lay there waiting for the barrage to lift, they suffered

grievously from the pitiless hail of bullets which swept their

ranks. They had but little cover there, and, with each

minute that passed the toll of casualties mounted higher

and higher. When the barrage lifted every offices  in the

company had been killed or wounded. So it was that

when the  ...  time came to charge all their leaders had

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                        [right corner stamp] M.I. 7 B (1) 12 APR 1918 [/right corner stamp]

450

                          Tales of the V.C.

  Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

     LJP Lloyd   

                                           By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

 The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

with cunningly concealed machine gun emplacements and  ... 

proved too great an obstacle on the 1st of July. But now

the deaths of those gallant officers and men, who had fallen

on that day, were amply avenged.

[ On the 26th of September our  .the British.. barrage was admirably timed,

and our    .the British.. soldiers followed so closely behind its' protecting curtain

that  .in most cases. they were over the German parapets and into the German

dug-outs before the enemy could recover from his surprise and

man his trenches with the machine guns which had served

him so well before.

But in some places the German  machine gunners, with a courage

look of desperation stuck to their ports in spite of the storm of

shell fire which beat down upon them and caused heavy

losses amongst our  .the.. advancing troops. [ This was the hard

experience of a company of the 12th Middlesex. They had

approached to within  forty yards of the German trenches,  .and.. as
they lay there waiting for the barrage to lift, they suffered

grievously from the pitiless hail of bullets which swept their

ranks. They had but little cover there, and, with each

minute that passed the toll of casualties mounted higher

and higher. When the barrage lifted every offices  in the

company had been killed or wounded. So it was that

when the  ...  time came to charge all their leaders had


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  • August 1, 2017 20:40:11 Annick Rodriguez

                            [right corner stamp] M.I. 7 B (1) 12 APR 1918 [/right corner stamp]

    450

                              Tales of the V.C.

      Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

         LJP Lloyd   

                                               By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

     The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

    of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

    and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

    was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

    had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

    Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

    with cunningly concealed machine gun emplacements and  ... 

    proved too great an obstacle on the 1st of July. But now

    the deaths of those gallant officers and men, who had fallen

    on that day, were amply avenged.

    [ On the 26th of September our  .the British.. barrage was admirably timed,

    and our    .the British.. soldiers followed so closely behind its' protecting curtain

    that  .in most cases. they were over the German parapets and into the German

    dug-outs before the enemy could recover from his surprise and

    man his trenches with the machine guns which had served

    him so well before.

    But in some places the German  machine gunners, with a courage

    look of desperation stuck to their ports in spite of the storm of

    shell fire which beat down upon them and caused heavy

    losses amongst our  .the.. advancing troops. [ This was the hard

    experience of a company of the 12th Middlesex. They had

    approached to within  forty yards of the German trenches,  .and.. as
    they lay there waiting for the barrage to lift, they suffered

    grievously from the pitiless hail of bullets which swept their

    ranks. They had but little cover there, and, with each

    minute that passed the toll of casualties mounted higher

    and higher. When the barrage lifted every offices  in the

    company had been killed or wounded. So it was that

    when the  ...  time came to charge all their leaders had

  • August 1, 2017 20:35:50 Annick Rodriguez

                            [right corner stamp] M.I. 7 B (1) 12 APR 1918 [/right corner stamp]

    450

                              Tales of the V.C.

      Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

         LJP Lloyd   

                                               By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

     The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

    of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

    and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

    was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

    had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

    Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

    with cunningly concealed machine gun emplacements and  ... 

    proved too great an obstacle on the 1st of July. But now

    the deaths of those gallant officers and men, who had fallen

    on that day, were amply avenged.

    [ On the 26th of September our  .the British.. barrage was admirably timed,

    and our    .the British.. soldiers followed so closely behind its' protecting curtain

    that  .in most cases. they were over the German parapets and into the German

    dug-outs before the enemy could recover from his surprise and

    man his trenches with the machine guns which had served

    him so well before.

    But in some places the German  machine gunners, with a courage

    look of desperation stuck to their ports in spite of the storm of

    shell fire which beat down upon them and caused heavy

    losses amongst our  .the.. advancing troops. [ This was the hard

    experience of a company of the 12th Middlesex. They had

    approached to within  forty yards of the German trenches,  .and.. as
    they lay there waiting for the barrage to lift, they suffered grieviously


  • August 1, 2017 20:35:21 Annick Rodriguez

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    450

                              Tales of the V.C.

      Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

         LJP Lloyd   

                                               By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

     The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

    of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

    and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

    was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

    had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

    Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

    with cunningly concealed machine gun emplacements and  ... 

    proved too great an obstacle on the 1st of July. But now

    the deaths of those gallant officers and men, who had fallen

    on that day, were amply avenged.

    [ On the 26th of September our  .the British.. barrage was admirably timed,

    and our    .the British.. soldiers followed so closely behind its' protecting curtain

    that  .in most cases. they were over the German parapets and into the German

    dug-outs before the enemy could recover from his surprise and

    man his trenches with the machine guns which had served

    him so well before.

    But in some places the German  machine gunners, with a courage

    look of desperation stuck to their ports in spite of the storm of

    shell fire which beat down upon them and caused heavy

    losses amongst our  .the.. advancing troops. [ This was the hard

    experience of a company of the 12th Middlesex. They had

    approached to within  forty yards of the German trenches,  .and.. as
    they lay there waiting for the barrage to lift, they suffered greviously


  • August 1, 2017 20:34:43 Annick Rodriguez

                            [right corner stamp] M.I. 7 B (1) 12 APR 1918 [/right corner stamp]

    450

                              Tales of the V.C.

      Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

         LJP Lloyd   

                                               By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

     The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

    of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

    and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

    was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

    had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

    Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

    with cunningly concealed machine gun emplacements and  ... 

    proved too great an obstacle on the 1st of July. But now

    the deaths of those gallant officers and men, who had fallen

    on that day, were amply avenged.

    [ On the 26th of September our  .the British.. barrage was admirably timed,

    and our    .the British.. soldiers followed so closely behind its' protecting curtain

    that  .in most cases. they were over the German parapets and into the German

    dug-outs before the enemy could recover from his surprise and

    man his trenches with the machine guns which had served

    him so well before.

    But in some places the German  machine gunners, with a courage

    look of desperation stuck to their ports in spite of the storm of

    shell fire which beat down upon them and caused heavy

    losses amongst our  .the.. advancing troops. [ This was the hard

    experience of a company of the 12th Middlesex. They had

    approached to within  forty yards of the German trenches,  .and.. as


  • August 1, 2017 20:33:09 Annick Rodriguez

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    450

                              Tales of the V.C.

      Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

         LJP Lloyd   

                                               By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

     The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

    of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

    and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

    was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

    had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

    Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

    with cunningly concealed machine gun emplacements and  ... 

    proved too great an obstacle on the 1st of July. But now

    the deaths of those gallant officers and men, who had fallen

    on that day, were amply avenged.

    [ On the 26th of September our  .the British.. barrage was admirably timed,

    and our    .the British.. soldiers followed so closely behind its' protecting curtain

    that  .in most cases. they were over the German parapets and into the German

    dug-outs before the enemy could recover from his surprise and

    man his trenches with the machine guns which had served

    him so well before.

    But in some places the German  machine gunners, with a courage

    look of desperation stuck to their ports in spite of the storm of

    shell fire which beat down upon them and caused heavy

    losses amongst our  .the.. advancing troops. [ This was the hard



  • August 1, 2017 20:30:45 Annick Rodriguez

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    450

                              Tales of the V.C.

      Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

         LJP Lloyd   

                                               By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

     The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

    of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

    and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

    was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

    had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

    Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

    with cunningly concealed machine gun emplacements and  ... 

    proved too great an obstacle on the 1st of July. But now

    the deaths of those gallant officers and men, who had fallen

    on that day, were amply avenged.

    [ On the 26th of September our  .the British.. barrage was admirably timed,

    and our    .the British.. soldiers followed so closely behind its' protecting curtain

    that  .in most cases. they were over the German parapets and into the German

    dug-outs before the enemy could recover from his surprise and

    man his trenches with the machine guns which had served

    him so well before.

    But in some places the German  machine gunners, with a courage

    look of



  • August 1, 2017 20:29:57 Annick Rodriguez

                            [right corner stamp] M.I. 7 B (1) 12 APR 1918 [/right corner stamp]

    450

                              Tales of the V.C.

      Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

         LJP Lloyd   

                                               By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

     The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

    of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

    and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

    was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

    had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

    Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

    with cunningly concealed machine gun emplacements and  ... 

    proved too great an obstacle on the 1st of July. But now

    the deaths of those gallant officers and men, who had fallen

    on that day, were amply avenged.

    [ On the 26th of September our  .the British.. barrage was admirably timed,

    and our    .the British.. soldiers followed so closely behind its' protecting curtain

    that  .in most cases. they were over the German parapets and into the German

    dug-outs before the enemy could recover from his surprise and

    man his trenches with the machine guns which had served

    him so well before.



  • August 1, 2017 20:25:28 Annick Rodriguez

                            [right corner stamp] M.I. 7 B (1) 12 APR 1918 [/right corner stamp]

    450

                              Tales of the V.C.

      Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

         LJP Lloyd   

                                               By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

     The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

    of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

    and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

    was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

    had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

    Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

    with cunningly concealed machine gun emplacements and  ... 

    proved too great an obstacle on the 1st of July. But now

    the deaths of those gallant officers and men, who had fallen

    on that day, were amply avenged.



  • August 1, 2017 18:58:26 Annick Rodriguez

                            [right corner stamp] M.I. 7 B (1) 12 APR 1918 [/right corner stamp]

    450

                              Tales of the V.C.

      Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

         LJP Lloyd   

                                               By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

     The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

    of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

    and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

    was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

    had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

    Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

    with cunningly concealed machine gun emplacements and 

                    


  • August 1, 2017 18:56:45 Annick Rodriguez

                            [right corner stamp] M.I. 7 B (1) 12 APR 1918 [/right corner stamp]

    450

                              Tales of the V.C.

      Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

         LJP Lloyd   

                                               By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

     The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

    of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

    and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

    was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

    had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

    Divisions of the New Army. This ways of trenches , studded thick

    with cunningl

                    


  • August 1, 2017 18:56:26 Annick Rodriguez

                            [right corner stamp] M.I. 7 B (1) 12 APR 1918 [/right corner stamp]

    450

                              Tales of the V.C.

      Pte ROBERT RYDER, 12th Middlesex Regt.

         LJP Lloyd   

                                               By Lieut J.P. LLOYD

     The 26th of September 1916 was a memorable day in the history

    of the Battle of the Somme  ..SOMME.  It was on that day that French

    and British soldiers marched side by side through Combles. It

    was on that day that the stubborn fortress of Thiepval , which

    had hitherto resisted all our efforts to capture it, fell to two

    Divisions of the New Army. This 

                    


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