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Pvt. John Madden 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment.

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3 Pvt. John Madden 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment

4 32503 Pvt. John Madden Killed : Passchendaele – 10 th October 1917 Age: 23



7 Badges & Insignia East Surrey Regiment Cap Badge King's crown type bimetal cap badge of the regiment. The central shield bears the Arms of Gilford. Insignia of the 5th Division The British 5th Infantry Division was established by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington for service in the Peninsula War and has been active for most of the period since, including World War I and World War II.

8 East Surrey Regiment 1 st Battalion In 1916, the 1st Battalion took part in the great battles of the River Somme, and distinguished itself notably at Morval in September. The Battalion took part in many of the great battles of 1917, such as Arras, the Third Battle of Ypres and, perhaps the worst, Passchendaele. After a four month tour on the Italian Front, the Battalion was back in France in March 1918, and was engaged in the Battles of Albert and Bapaume, and the subsequent advance to victory.

9 Rifle carried by John Madden Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk I 1904–1926 The Lee-Enfield bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle was the main firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire/Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th century. It was the British Army's standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957

10 Battle of Passchendaele



13 Private. John Madden

14 Under Artillery Attack

15 Gas Attack Causalities

16 A Fallen Comrade

17 John Madden is Remembered at TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 79 to 80 and 163A.

18 British Artillery

19 Under Gas Attack

20 German Machine Gunners

21 Carnage on the Frontline

22 German Troops in Waiting

23 Time for Prayer and Confession

24 Fixing the Ladders

25 Helping a Wounded Enemy

26 “Fix Bayonets”

27 British 18 Pounder in Action

28 Medal Card

29 Walking Wounded

30 Time for a Wash & Shave

31 Passchendaele

32 Covering an Enemy Body

33 A Fallen Comrade

34 Tanks Join the Battlefield

35 Taking an Enemy Prisoner

36 Time for a Quick Nap

37 John Madden is one of many hundreds of thousands who never came home

38 The Unknown Warrior

39 John Madden You Are Remembered

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