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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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HASTINGS, Selby Manderson

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

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SCANTLEBURY, Harry Ernest

Service number 4183
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1897

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TIMMS, Ashleigh Harry

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

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GRAY, Victor John

Service number 6737
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jan 1893

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HOLLAND, Albert Horace

Service number 1958
Sergeant
13th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 15 May 1895

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STURROCK, William Henry James

Service number 653
Private
23rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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SEXTON, Frank Leslie

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

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LEWIS, William

Service number 2691
Private
7th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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