Battle Honour 'SOMME 1916, 18'.

Saturday, 1 July, 1916

The Battle Honour SOMME 1916, 18 is emblazoned on the Queen's Colours of The Royal Irish Regiment and the following describes the events of 1916.

There are many articles on the Virtual Military Gallery about 1 July 1916 and if you wish to read and experience more, select a highlighted title, then 'click' on it and you will be taken to that article.


36th (Ulster) Division on 1 July 1916.

107 Brigade's Objective on 1 July 1916.

108 Brigade's Objective on 1 July 1916.

109 Brigade's Objective on 1 July 1916

Where were our antecedent regiments on 1 July 1916?

Victoria Crosses awarded for actions on 1 July 1916

Eric Bell VC

Geoffrey Cather VC

William McFadzean VC

Robert Quigg VC

War Poetry

Songs From an Evil Wood

A Memory of the Somme

Moira's Keening

The Battle of the Somme, A Poem

The Lad

Museum Artefacts

Silent Killing

Trench Dagger

Souvenir Bayonet



Ulster's Part in the Battle of the Somme

The Chocolate Soldiers

Angels and Heroes

The Sons of Ulster

Care of the Wounded

Click on Spirit Of The Somme: Care For Veterans In Belfast to discover how the wounded were cared for.