Below is a list of the history pages, personal accounts, extracts and photos that have been tagged with a reference to 'Beaumont Hamel'...
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A brief outline of 51st (Highland) Division in the First World War 1914 - 1919
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A description of the battle of Ancre in November 1916 which, for the 51st Highland Division, will be remembered as the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.
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Personal account from the Diary of Pte. MacPherson, 9th Royal Scots, of 154 Brigade during the attack on Beaumont Hamel between the 12th - 14th November 1916
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An extract from Derek Bird's "The Spirit of the Troops is Excellent" detailing 152 Brigade's attack on Beaumont-Hamel, 13 NOV 1916.
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Instructions relating to Operations Order, issued (12th Nov 1916) for the attack by 1/6th Battalion, Black Watch, at Beaumont Hamel 13th Nov. including the attached Fire Plan time table.
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Operations Order for the attack by 1/6th Battalion, The Black Watch, at Beaumont Hamel 13th Nov 1916.
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A unique piece of audio history in the form of an audio recording, documenting a commemorative unveiling of the memorial at Beaumont Hamel.
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British artillery bombard the German trenches immediately prior to attack, Beaumont Hamel.
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Photograph of transport along the Auchonvillers to Beaumont Hamel road, November 1916.
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Flooding across the Ancre Valley area, November 1916
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An IWM Photograph showing British troops returning from leave at Mailly Maillet, November 1916. The soldiers include Lancashire Fusiliers (154 Brigade) and the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding).
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A pack horse loaded with rubber trench boots (waiders) is led through the mud near Beaumont Hamel on the Somme battlefield, November 1916.
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Map / Diagram showing the 152 Brigade Attack on Beaumont Hamel on 13 November 1916 during the Battle of Ancre.
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Ruins of the Railway Station at Beaumont Hamel, captured by the 51st Division on 13 November 1916, during Battle of the Ancre.
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German prisoners counted in from Beaumont Hamel, captured by the 51st (Highland) Division on 13th November 1916.
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This photograph shows the reference map of German trench positions and objectives described in Operation Orders No. 149 for the attack by 1/6th Battalion, Black Watch, on Beaumont Hamel, 13 November 1916. The original is held at the Black Watch Museum.
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This photograph shows Operation Orders for the attack by 1/6th Battalion, The Black Watch, at Beaumont Hamel on 13 Nov 1916. The original is held within the archives of the Black Watch Museum and is too delicate and worn in places to read easily, however, the text has been retyped and can be read from our WWI > Battle of Ancre history section. A map that accompanied the order can also be viewed there.
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The remains of the village of Beaumont Hamel after its capture during the Battle of the Ancre. The photograph (taken 26 Nov 1916) shows British troops in the ruins of Beaumont Hamel on the Somme battlefield two weeks after its capture on 13 Nov 1916.
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The mound of rubble on the left is noted as the ruins of the Church at Beaumont Hamel. The grave crosses in foreground are German. Photograph taken 26th November 1916.
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Shell bursting amongst the barbed wire entanglements on the battlefield at Beaumont Hamel, December 1916
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Marshal Foch inspecting the British Guard of Honour after the unveiling ceremony of the memorial at Beaumont Hamel, 28th September 1924.
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The Guard of Honour marching to Victoria Station, London, en route for France. Circa September 1924
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Pipers of the 93rd Highlanders playing the "Flowers 'o the Forest" round the newly unveiled memorial at Beaumont Hamel, 28th September 1924.
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Cover of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Second page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Third page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Forth page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Fifth page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Sixth page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.
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Seventh and final page of the Unveiling programme for the Memorial at Beaumont-Hamel. Page contains a poem entitled "The Tryst", written by Lauchlan MacLean Watt. Published in "Northern Numbers : Representative Selections From Certain Living Scottish Poets", Edited by C. M. GRIEVE and published by T. N. FOULIS. 1921.
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2nd Battalion The Highlanders ACF at Beaumont Hamel
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2nd Battalion The Highlanders ACF at Beaumont Hamel Memorial