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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GODWARD, John Albert Clarence

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

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JENKINS, William Alfred Heath

Service number 32523
Private
Born 29 Mar 1890

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LITTMANN, Soloman

Service number 2403
Private
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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STEVENSON, William

Service number 581
Lance Corporal
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1888

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BROCK, George Lindsay

Service number 36092
Gunner
Born 12 Dec 1885

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HEINRICH, Harry Fred

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

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CROSSAN, Peter

Service number 6932
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1899

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PITTENDRIGH, Claude Winifred Leo

Service number 2190
Private
4th Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Jul 1881

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