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Fitzwilliam and the War

Fitzwilliam Hall on the Somme – tragedy and success on 14 July 1916

Ten Fitzwilliam men died in the Battle of the Somme – the first exactly a century ago on 14 July 1916, towards the end of the relatively active phase of the battle.

The other nine died in the area over the following four months, as the battle degenerated into an exercise in attrition. 

In the Master's latest guest blog post, Life Fellow Dr John Cleaver tells us some of their stories. 

Read blog post by Dr Cleaver >>

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Fitzwilliam and the War
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