10th Essex at the Surrey Somme 100 Football Commemoration

10th Essex members Tim Richardson, Robin Young and Richard Boatfield took part in a commemoration marking The First Day of The Battle of The Somme.

One hundred years ago, on the 1st July 1916, The 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment kicked footballs into No Man’s Land during their attack.

One of those footballs was destroyed in the recent fire at Clandon House and Tim Richardson has worked hard to produce a replica football which was displayed at the event – shown alongside the only remaining football from the day – both can be seen in the video below: