1916 – 2016 Somme Tribute

George Pickup died at 8.30am 90 yards from the starting off trench at Serre on the 1st July 1916 he was just 26 years old.

George was one of 700 Pals from the 11th battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment formed in Accrington.

His body was never found and he is remembered on memorials at Central URC and Thiepval in France. His parents John and Anne Pickup are buried in the Western Cemetery and George is remembered on the grave.

FODC July 2016