Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont

Cemetery Details

Location Miraumont, Somme, France
Co‑ordinates N50.07404, E2.74348
Description

The villages of Miraumont and Pys were occupied on 24-25 February 1917 following the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. They were retaken by the Germans on 25 March 1918, but recovered the 42nd (East Lancashire) Division on the following 24 August.

Adanac Military Cemetery (the name was formed by reversing the name "Canada") was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the Canadian battlefields around Courcelette and small cemeteries surrounding Miraumont, including:-

PYS BRITISH CEMETERY, about two thirds of the way from Pys to Courcelette. It contained the graves of 22 soldiers from Canada, two from the United Kingdom and five of unknown Units, and a memorial to 33 men of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
PYS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, in the village, made by the 42nd Division in August and September, 1918, and containing the graves of 35 soldiers (and sailors and Marines) from the United Kingdom and one from New Zealand.
AQUEDUCT ROAD CEMETERY, PYS, between Pys and Le Sars, made by the 6th and 99th Infantry Brigades in March, 1917, and containing the graves of eleven soldiers from the United Kingdom.
NEW ZEALAND CEMETERY, GREVILLERS, close to Grevillers Churchyard, containing the graves of 19 New Zealand soldiers who fell in August-September, 1918.
SHRINE CEMETERY, GREVILLERS, about 500 metres from Grevillers on the road to Irles, containing the graves of thirteen soldiers from New Zealand and two from the United Kingdom who fell at the end of August, 1918.

One grave (Plot IV, Row D, Grave 30) was left in its original position.

There are now 3,186 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War in this cemetery. 1,708 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate 13 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

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Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

TREZISE, Leslie

Service number 298
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

MORGAN, Joseph Alfred William

Service number 378
Corporal
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Sep 1885

DAVIDSON, David

Service number 523
Sergeant
7th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1

PYLE, Herbert George

Service number 2260
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Oct 1885

PAGE, Clarence Garfield

Service number 2166
Lance Corporal
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1889

MARSHALL, George Herbert Roy

Service number 5675
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Oct 1891

TOLLNER, Louis Henry

Service number 5655
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Aug 1896

RODDA, Errol Edward

Service number 4581
Second Lieutenant
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 May 1889

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