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Cemetery Details

Location Caix, Somme, France
Co‑ordinates N49.81098, E2.65072
Description

Caix was occupied by Commonwealth troops in March 1917, lost during the German advance in March 1918, and recaptured on 8 August 1918 by the Canadian Corps.

Caix British Cemetery (called at first Caix New British Cemetery) was made after the Armistice when graves (mainly of March and August 1918) were brought in from the battlefields and from the following smaller cemeteries:-

BEAUCOURT CHATEAU GERMAN CEMETERY, in the Chateau grounds at Beaucourt-en-Santerre, which contained the graves of three soldiers and one airman from the United Kingdom who fell in March and April, 1918.

BEAUFORT GERMAN CEMETERY, in an orchard near Beaufort Church, from which the graves of three soldiers from the United Kingdom, who fell in April, 1918, were removed (one other was reburied in Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension).

CAIX (Old) BRITISH CEMETERY, close to a farmhouse on the East side of the village. It was made by the Canadian Corps, and it contained the graves of 91 soldiers from Canada and 19 soldiers and airmen from the United Kingdom who fell in August, 1918.

CAYEUX CHATEAU GERMAN CEMETERY, at Cayeux-en-Santerre, containing the graves of 13 soldiers and one airman from the United Kingdom and one Canadian soldier. One soldier and one airman were buried by the enemy, twelve cavalrymen and one Canadian by the 3rd Cavalry Division in August, 1918.

DE LUCE BRITISH CEMETERY, CAIX, close to the North Bank of the river, which contained the graves of 17 soldiers and airmen from the United Kingdom, eight Canadian and five Australian soldiers, all of whom fell in August, 191 8.

LE QUESNEL GERMAN CEMETERY (a little East of Le Quesnel Church), in which four men of the Canadian Mounted Rifles were buried by their comrades in August, 1918.

RIDGE CEMETERY, HANGARD, West of Hangard village, looking down on the Luce, contained 20 Canadian soldiers who fell on the 8th August, 1918.

The cemetery now contains 373 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 73 of them unidentified.

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RAMSAY, John Ernest

Service number 2057A
Gunner
5th Divisional Ammunition Column
AIF WW1
Born 12 Jul 1896

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FEORE, Charles Leslie

Service number 8040
Driver
6th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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SIMSHAUSER, Wilfred James

Service number 1306
Private
33rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Nov 1885

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