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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HANCOCK, William Robert

Service number 4506
Private
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1890

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WOODFIELD, John Donald

Service number 2143A
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1884

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CLASOHM, Stanley Edward

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

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STUART-RUSSELL, Aubrey Beverley

Service number 6571
Lance Corporal
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Oct 1892

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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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BEANLAND, Charles Henri

Service number 4079
Second Lieutenant
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Oct 1895

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LUKE, William Henry

Service number 3192
Private
57th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Jul 1877

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RITTER, Richard Henry

Service number 222
Sergeant
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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