Two Daggett’s in our family tree who have fallen during THE GREAT WAR (1914-
Geoffrey Ernest Daggett ( 1898 – 1916) WWI
Was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme, during WW1. Aged 18.
He was killed at the battle of Guillemont on 5/09/1916, and was one of those who’s body was never found, but is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial in France.
Harry Daggett (1897-
Was in the Royal Navy on H.M.S. “Tartar”. He was killed by a mine explosion in the Straits of Dover 17th June 1917. Age 20. Son of Henry Daggett, of 28 Dale St. Nunnery Lane , York.
He is Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, 25.
An eye witness states that:
TARTAR: "Came in looked an awful sight just after striking a mine in the Channel while escorting troops. Her hands were nearly all killed" (17/6/1917).
Thiepval Memorial (FRANCE)
The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a major war memorial to 72,195 missing British and South African men who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918 with no known grave.
( Geoffrey Ernest Daggett's name appears on this Memorial –
East Surrey Regiment Ref:-
Killed at The Battle of Guillemont * 3rd -
Layout of Thiepval memorial and map.
The following chart shows G.E.Daggett and Harry Daggett ringed for clarity.
This 16 minute video clip features the Battle of the Somme at French towns
Guillemont and Thiepval in September 1916 and in part the war as seen by a German soldiers point of view. The German soldier being Ernst Jünger.
Our relative Geoffrey Ernest Daggett died at this scene.
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