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Cemetery Details

Location Becordel-Becourt, Albert, France
Co‑ordinates N50.00409, E2.68419
Description

Becordel-Becourt is a commune in the Department of the Somme, on the East side of Albert.  It contains the village of Becordel-Becourt and the hamlet of Becourt, which are separated by Becourt Wood.

The Military Cemetery is on the West side of Becourt Wood, on the south side of the road to Albert.

The Becourt Military Cemetery begun in August 1915, by the 51st (Highland) Division, and carried on by the 18th and other Divisions in the line, until the Battles of the Somme in 1916.   The cemetery continued in use, chiefly by Field Ambulances, until April 1917; and Plot II was made by the 18th Division at the end of August 1918.

There are 713 casualties of WWI (1914-1918) commemorated in this cemetery.
Of these, 72 from Australia; 606 from the UK;  31 (nearly all Artillery men) from Canada,
and 3 from South Africa; 8 unidentified;  and a special memorial is erected to a soldier
from the United Kingdom buried among them;
3 German graves have been removed.

The cemetery covers an area of 4,327 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.

 

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  16/3/2015.  Lest we forget.

 

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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GENTLE, John Thomas Ernest

Service number 101
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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ARRIGHI, George

Service number 4053
Private
5th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 1897

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ALLAN, Myrton Trangmar

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
20th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Jul 1882

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SMALL, Clifford

Service number 3918
Private
45th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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EVANS, George Gilbert Henry

Service number 148
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1891

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ADDIS, Clement Riggs

Service number 4711
Driver
3rd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 11 Mar 1895

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MAHER, John Michael

Service number 3144
Private
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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CLARK, Benjamin

Service number 2366
Lance Corporal
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1881