Bapaume Australian Cemetery

Cemetery Details

Location Rue de Chemin Blanc, Bapaume, Pas-de-Calais - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.10155, E2.85442
Description

Location Information
Bapaume is a town 22 kilometres south of Arras and 26 kilometres south-west of Cambrai. The Australian Cemetery is in the Rue du Chemin Blanc. Travelling through Bapaume in the direction of Peronne, the cemetery is signposted before leaving the town. The signpost points towards the prostrate statue of Abel Guidet and the Rue du Chemin Blanc forms the angle with the High Street.

History Information
Bapaume was occupied by German forces on the 26th September, 1914, and by the British on the 17th March, 1917; it was retaken by the Germans on the 24th March, 1918, and by the New Zealand Division on the following 29th August. It has given its name to the battles of the 24-25th March, 1918, and the 31st August to 3rd September, 1918. It was severely damaged by both sides during the War. Bapaume was later "adopted" by the City of Sheffield. Bapaume Australian Cemetery was begun in March, 1917, by the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station and used until the following June, and in April and May, 1918, 23 German graves were added to Row C. There are now over 80, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 542 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.

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Names

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STUTE, William Charles James

Service number 2567
Private
46th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1890

MCKINLEY, Harry Robinson

Lieutenant
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1885

ROBB, John Frederick

Second Lieutenant
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

TAYLOR, Harry Leslie

Service number 17132
Gunner
14th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1887

TOUZEL, Ernest Rolland

Service number 4972
Private
46th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Jul 1892

HASTINGS, Selby Manderson

Service number 14694
Gunner
4th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 19 Mar 1893

TIMMS, Ashleigh Harry

Service number 2034
Corporal
57th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Dec 1897

SEXTON, Frank Leslie

Service number 3754
Private
51st Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born 2 May 1894

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