On this day 95 years ago, 1 July 1916, the British Army witnessed one of the blackest days in it’s history. The casualty figures for that day alone stands at 57,470 of which 19,240 men were killed. From the classic account of the first day of the Somme comes the following figures. It is worth noting that in cases in which the casualty figures for a particular Battalion have been disputed Martin Middlebrook quoted the lowest figure available. And the VC winners... And a map of the sector that day... Just out of curiosity, are any forum members related to a Soldier who served that day?