Lieut. Christopher Counsell (Hampshire Regiment)
The Counsell family have suffered a week of grief, mixed with hope and despair. First they received a telegram informing them that Chris had been wounded in the “Push”:
Three days later has come the news that Chris is dead.
His battalion had received their orders too late on July 1st to launch a further attack on Beaumont Hamel that day and thus they remained in the original British Front line.
Chris was providing cover for a working party on July 6th, whilst they placed some advanced outposts. A machine gun opened fire and Chris was severely wounded.
It transpires that he died on the way to the Casualty Clearing Station.