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Cemetery Details

Location
Co‑ordinates N50.11154, E2.84688
Description

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 24th-25th March, 1918, and the 31st August-3rd September, 1918. It was severely damaged by both sides during the War.

The 1939-45 War found Bapaume in the path of the Germans when, in May, 1940, they swept through the gap between Rethel and Hirson on the French Army's front, and across country to occupy Amiens and Abbeville as the British Expeditionary Force fought its way to the coast.

Bapaume was later "adopted" by the City of Sheffield.

There are now over 20, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. The British graves are in small Plots scattered in different parts of the cemetery.

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Names

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CLARKE, Emil John Hamilton

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
11th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 5 Dec 1891

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WILCOX, Harold Lindsay

Service number 1126
Sergeant
23rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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TELFORD, Leonard William

Service number 4937
Farrier
12th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born Nov 1891

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COLMO, Joseph

Service number 1338
Trooper
1st Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 7 Nov 1892

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PYBUS, Raymond Keith

Service number OFFICER
Major
11th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 26 Nov 1890

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CALDWELL, Andrew Sloane

Service number 4556
Corporal
20th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born May 1891

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