A chance of sending out a letter. We had about 20 casualties yesterday—three killed—Sgt M’Cappin, Lurgan; Cordy, Portadown; Ogle, Lurgan, I think; Sergeants Girvan and Vennard [sic] also wounded, but not dangerous. Heavy rain all night and today so far; makes things unpleasant. Shill. turned up yesterday. Shill. goes out of the line as we have got our 20 allowed. A disturbed night; had to withdraw one company owing to suspected mine, in the middle of the night and rain. We are rather a crowd in consequence.
The casualties were:
14576 Sergeant John McCappin, killed in action by shellfire at Hamel on 26 June 1916; Hamel Military Cemetery.
14048 Private William James Cordy, killed in action by shellfire at Hamel on 26 June 1916; Hamel Military Cemetery.
14594 Private Matthew Ogle, killed in action by shellfire at Hamel on 26 June 1916; Hamel Military Cemetery.
William James Cordy was my Great Uncle , thank you very much for posting these letters i am speechless in front of the computer reading his name in the letters
I’m glad that you found him. In regard to your email, I don’t have a photo of him.