Service for war battle

Some of the HMS Blyth crew that attended the service.
Some of the HMS Blyth crew that attended the service.

The crew from HMS Blyth joined Mayor Margaret Parker, Coun Kath Nisbet and other Blyth town councillors at Blyth Battery’s Battle of the Somme commemoration event.

Lynne Craigs of St Cuthbert’s Church led the service, which included readings from some of Blyth Battery’s volunteers.

St Bede’s Church Brownies called out the roll of honour for the men from Blyth who died on the first day of the battle.

On July 1, 1916, whistles blew along the front line trenches and thousands of British Empire troops scrambled out into no-man’s land with French Empire soldiers for the battle against German Empire troops.

It went on until November 1916, and more than one million men were wounded or killed in total.