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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WOODYARD, Andrew Gordon

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

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GEDYE, Claude

Service number 6841A
Private
23rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1897

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DEWHIRST, Geoffrey Bury

Service number 5020
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Aug 1896

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GNATZ, John Henry

Service number 2314
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Sep 1886

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RITTER, Richard Henry

Service number 222
Sergeant
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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CHERRY, Arthur

Service number 6953
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Nov 1895

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GILBERT, David Charles

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

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