Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Beaumetz-les-Cambrai , Pas-de-Calais - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.1151, E2.98875
Description

Location Information
Beaumetz-les-Cambrai is a village 1 Km south of the N30, Cambrai to Bapaume road. Beaumetz Crossroads Cemetery lies to the south of the village on the road to Hermies. To reach the Cemetery, take the D18E into Beaumetz les Cambrai, off the N30. Once in the village, follow the CWGC direction signs.

History Information
The village of Beaumetz-les-Cambrai was captured by the enemy on the 22nd March, 1918, after an obstinate defence by the 51st (Highland) and 25th Divisions, and retaken in the middle of the following September. Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery was begun by fighting units in March, 1917, and used until February, 1918; these graves are in Row D. The Germans knew it as No.6 (English Military) Cemetery. Further British burials were made (in Rows E and F) in September and October, 1918. After the Armistice graves of 1917-18 were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and the body of one United States soldier was removed to another cemetery. There are now over 250, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over a quarter are unidentified and special memorials are erected to four soldiers from the United Kingdom and three from Australia, known or believed to be buried among them. The Cemetery covers an area of 1,405 square metres and is enclosed by a flint wall on three sides.

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MCCUSKER, Thomas Matthew

Service number 3471
Lance Corporal
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Oct 1893

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KNELL, Victor Ernest

Service number 3252
Private
29th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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BOOTH, Eric Robert

Service number OFFICER
Captain
29th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Oct 1891

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MCMASTER, Allan Stewart

Service number 4530
Second Lieutenant
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1895

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AILES, James

Service number 3508
Private
29th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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FRY, Dene Barrett

Service number 4992
Private
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Oct 1893

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SANDERSON, Ivor Elmore

Service number 6566
Private
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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WARNOCK, Robert

Service number 2251
Corporal
57th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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