Trench raiding party, 1916

A raiding party of the 1/8th (Irish) King's Liverpool Regiment, 55th Division, at Wailly, France. Photograph taken the morning after the division's first major night raid on German trenches, 17-18 April 1916. Split into two parties of wirecutters and raiders, the Liverpool Irish bombed three German dug-outs and destroyed a munitions store at RansartTheir sole fatality, Second-Lieutenant Edward Felix Baxter, was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.

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