This is a gallery of the Famous 50
Exhibition in 2018
The Germans detonated a mine under his frontline trench(Number 50), which was perilously close to the infamous Hill 60.
Passed away in a Miliary hospital in Scotland in 1964
Died 10th March 1947 Pneumonia. Coalville
Died of wounds.
It is not known what happened to James during the battle.
Digging a trench at Zillebeke in the Ypres Salient, a burst of German bullets killed him instantly.
Died 1945 Tuberculosis.Markfield Sanatorium, Leicestershire
Trench 35 'Bomb Corner' near to Hill 60.
Holding two horses outside a house a German shell exploded.
Died March 1970.
German Sniper bullet.
German machine gunners
Died 9th January 1986. Coalville, Leicestershire
Died 22nd January 1978. Tillson House, Greenhill, Coalville
High explosive shell
Died in 1970. Coalville
Bill's body was never found but was almost certainly a tunneller who died at Vimy Ridge, although his name on the Thiepval Memorial (Somme) which is 20 miles away to the south.
Died in June 1969
Bullet head wound.
Died 1st April 1980
Died 22nd March 1973
Died 1968. Sutton Colefield
German mine under trench 50 close to Hill 60
Died 22nd November 1977. Markfield Sanatorium, Leicestershire
Died 1965. Coalville, Leicestershire
Shell burst at Company Headquarters - died from his wounds.
Bullet wound to the chest -Spanbroekmolen (Hill 76)
Died 24th January 1970. Tillson House, Greenhill, Coalville
Battle of Pontruet
Severely affected by shell shock.
Shot throught the head whilst on duty trench 50
Killed in fighting at Polygon Wood
Enemy shell Mansion House Dump
Shell hit the roof of Clifford's dugout Trench 50
Storming of the villiage of Pontruet
Died 1958 Coalville
Accidentally shot himself
On guard duty and sniped Trench 50 near to Hill 60
Died 1979. Nuneaton
Killed by a 'sausage' shell sent over by a trench mortar
Died 12th September 1954 - heart attack. Ibstock