6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment
Somme 1st July 1916


A short history of the Kitchener Battalions and the planning, aims and objectives of the Somme Offensive.

1st July, 1916
The 6th Royal Berkshire's preparations for the battle and the part played by them on the opening day.

Trench Maps
Trench Maps of the Carnoy/Maricourt/Montauban area, including the German lines attacked by the 6th Berks and a timeline of the day's main events.

Further Actions
A brief outline of subsequent actions involving the 6th Bn. during the Somme campaign.

Gallery & Documentation
Some images and documents relating both to the 6th Berkshires in particular and Kitchener's Army in general.

Links and Resources