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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RITTER, Richard Henry

Service number 222
Sergeant
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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BRIMBLECOMBE, Louis Hugh

Service number 7692
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Apr 1896

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WEST, Albert Smethurst

Service number 6874
Lieutenant
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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CLASOHM, Stanley Edward

Service number 6798
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Oct 1898

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ROY, Frederick Robert

Service number 1258
Driver
11th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born May 1892

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SALMON, Hugh Armitage

Service number 21012
Gunner
8th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 6 Aug 1891

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LIVINGSTONE, Angus

Service number 3840
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Jul 1893

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DODDRIDGE, Harold William

Service number 2839
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Sep 1893

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