Two additional names have been added to our nominal roll:
Gunner Arthur Grisdale
Gunner Charles John Letch
Their names were discovered while researching the 31st Battery, 8th Brigade War Diaries from World War I.
About 12.10 p.m. a cartridge exploded in the breech of No.2 gun of 31st Battery, blowing off the breech block and ring, and setting fire to the pit. The 300 odd rounds of ammunition in the pit started to explode and continued to do so for about 5 minutes. There were four men in the pit at the time of the the explosion. Two of these were killed in the pit, the other two being slightly wounded. Sergt. Simmons behaved most gallantly.
They are both buried at the Albert Communal Cemetery Extension in
Their names liveth for evermore
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