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Cemetery Details

Location Albert, Picardie - Departement de la Somme, France
Co‑ordinates N50.01182, E2.67388
Description

Bapaume Post Military Cemetery lies on the west side of "Tara Hill," and south-west of "Usna Hill," and at times it was called by those names.

In June 1916, the front line crossed the Bapaume road between the site of this cemetery and the village of La Boisselle. The attack on La Boisselle on 1 July was not successful, and several days passed before the village was taken. The cemetery was begun almost at once by the divisions engaged in this sector and 152 graves in Plot I, Rows B to I, were made before the end of January 1917, when the cemetery was closed.

On 26 March 1918, the cemetery, with the town of Albert, fell into German hands, but it was recovered towards the end of August. After the Armistice, graves from the battlefields east and west of the cemetery were brought in, including many of the 34th (Tyneside) Division, which attacked along the Bapaume road on 1 July 1916, and some of the 38th (Welsh) Division, which recaptured Usna Hill on 23 August 1918.

The cemetery now contains 410 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 181 of the burials are unidentified, but there are special memorials to three casualties believed to be buried among them.

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MCCONCHIE, James Angus

Service number 3070
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1883

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MACKEN, Errol Sheridan St John

Service number 7282
Driver
5th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 25 Oct 1894

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BANNER, George Frederick

Service number 3479A
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1891

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SMALL, Daniel

Service number 2707
Sapper
7th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1

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MCASKILL, Archibald Gordon

Service number 2858B
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Feb 1898

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HAWKINS, George Mervyn

Service number 4205A
Private
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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