July 2016 sees the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum will be staging a special exhibition focusing on the role played by the Gloucestershire Regiment in the Battle. This will include some fascinating objects from the battlefield as well as the stories of some of the key players. There will be a special focus on Carton de Wiart, Commanding Officer of 8th Glosters at the Somme, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on July 3rd. The exhibition is being staged with the support of the National Army Museum.