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Cemetery Details

Location Aveluy, Somme, France
Co‑ordinates N50.02455, E2.6572
Description

Aveluy village was held by Commonwealth forces from July 1915 to 26 March 1918. The extension to the communal cemetery, begun by the French who held this part of the line previously, was continued by our units and field ambulances from August 1915 to March 1917. In the latter month, the 3rd and 9th Casualty Clearing Stations began to use it, the 9th remaining until November 1917. On 26-27 March 1918, the village and the cemetery were lost during the German advance, but were retaken at the end of August.

Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension contains 613 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 26 of the burials are unidentified and three graves, the exact locations of which could not be found, are represented by special memorials.

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Names

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INGLIS, William

Service number 5691
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 Aug 1889

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LINTON, Thomas

Service number 444
Private
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Oct 1887

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BABINGTON, Humphrey Temple

Service number 2973
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Jul 1884

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MCINTOSH, John Robert

Service number 722A
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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GAY, Andrew

Service number 1911/A
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Feb 1882

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RIDDLE, Clifford Frederick Clement

Service number 3399
Driver
4th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 8 Apr 1898

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SIMMERS, Frank

Service number 1776
Sergeant
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

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HARRY, William Edward

Service number 1717
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1890

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