SOMME BATTLEFIELDS VISIT 2014 - Transportmedia

Headstone of Captain D L Martin. He was convinced that a German machine gun would decimate his company as they left their trench. Whilst on leave prior to the attack he made a 3D plasticine model of the area to prove his point but his fears were not passed higher up the chain of command. Sadly his prediction proved true. The men were buried back in the trench they had just left by the Regiment's Chaplain Eric Crosse. A wooden cross was erected with the words which are now on the stone at the entrance.