Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme

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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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

GILBERT, David Charles

Service number 6808
Private
21st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Nov 1888

NENKE, Robert Willie

Service number 113
Corporal
1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies
AIF WW1
Born 14 Nov 1893

RITTER, Richard Henry

Service number 222
Sergeant
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

BRIMBLECOMBE, Louis Hugh

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

BROCK, George Lindsay

Service number 36092
Gunner
Born 12 Dec 1885

OLDHAM, Oscar McGregor

Service number 3614
Driver
10th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 16 Jan 1894

GREIG, William Rowland

Service number 2169
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 May 1893

WEST, Albert Smethurst

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

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