B.W.M., Victory & Sunderland Peace medal, with original coloured photo in hospital uniform mounted in a presentation card
Pte. J.K. Heslop, Som. L.L wounded First Day of the Somme 1/7/1916 by an explosive bullet in the left hand
B. Silksworth, Sunderland, 1893, res. 3 George St. Enl. 12/1914, served F.& F. 3/1916
Papers available online. States married (living apart) one child. Inv. to England, Manchester Hospital 7/16-10/16 and Sutton Coldfield Convalescent Hosp. 10/16-4/1917. Discharged in 7/1917 in consequence of his wound.
On the 1/7/1916, the battalion attacked at the Redan Ridge area and took the first line of trenches near to the 'Quadrilateral'. Meanwhile the 29th Division failed to take Beaumont Hamel and the battalion were left in a salient. Severe fighting took place throughout the day including from behind from eenemy troops that had been overrun. At dusk they were relieved by the R. Irish. Fus. By this time the battalion was commanded by a C.S.M. having had all officers down. 17 Officers were killed, 9 wounded or missing and 483 Men, killed, wounded or missing.