Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Amiens-Abbeville main road (D95), Crouy, Somme - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N49.96188, E2.08345
Description

Location Information
Crouy is a village about 16 kilometres north-west of Amiens on the west side of the River Somme, on the Amiens-Abbeville main road. The British Cemetery is a little south of the village on the west side of the road to Cavillon and there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost on the main road.

History Information
This cemetery was used between April and August 1918 for burials from the 5th and 47th Casualty Clearing Stations, which had gone to the village because of the German advance.  Most of the casualties have therefore died of their wounds rather than having been killed outright.

In October 1919, 42 graves were brought to Crouy from the small military cemetery at Riviere, a few kilometres away to the north-west. These burials had been made from the 12th, 53rd and 55th Casualty Clearing Stations at Longpre-les-Corps Saints between May and August 1918. (They now occupy rows E and F of plot IV and part of row D, plot VI.)

The cemetery contains 739 Commonwealth burials from WWI, and a number of French and German war graves.

784 Casualties:
276 Australians; 281 UK; 179 Canadians; 2 India; 6 French; 1 Unidentified and 39 Germans.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

 

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  04/04/2017.  Lest we forget.

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HEINRICH, Harry Fred

Service number 1692
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Oct 1888

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GODWARD, John Albert Clarence

Service number 2214
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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SELWAY, George

Service number 6883
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Sep 1896

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CICOLINI, Raymond Horace

Service number 2005
Driver
4th Motor Transport Company
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jan 1892

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PHILLIPS, Norman Clive

Service number COMMI...
Lieutenant
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Dec 1889

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PAGE, Sydney Charles

Service number 1229
Corporal
3rd Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Jul 1879

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WOODYARD, Andrew Gordon

Service number 5129
Company Sergeant Major
29th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Nov 1891

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BAILEY, Alexander Gregory

Service number 3423
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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