Hancourt British Cemetery

Cemetery Details

Location Rue d'Aix, Hancourt, Somme - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N49.90171, E3.07524

Location Information
Hancourt is a village in the Department of the Somme, 12 kilometres east of Peronne. From Peronne take the D44 towards St. Quentin. Travel approximately 4 kilometres then turn left on to the D194 to Cartigny. Go through the village of Cartigny towards Hancourt on the D194. In the centre of Hancourt turn right and at the end of the road turn left, when the cemetery will be found on the left hand side of the road.

History Information
Hancourt was captured by the Australian Corps in the middle of September 1918. The British Cemetery was made by Australian units in September 1918, and these original graves are in Row B, C, and D; but it was enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields in the immediate neighbourhood and from the following cemetery:-

  • ESTREES-EN-CHAUSSEE BRITISH CEMETERY, which was immediately South of Estrees village. It contained the graves of 26 soldiers from the United Kingdom and two from Australia, who fell in September, 1918. The new graves are mainly of March and September 1918.

There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly one-fifth are unidentified and special memorials are erected to four men of the 7th Northants, believed to be buried among them. The Cemetery covers an area of 586 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.



Showing 3 people of interest from cemetery

JOHNSTONE, Archibald Allan

Service number 2402
14th Infantry Battalion
Born Jan 1895

MOWAT, Magnus

Service number 643
5th Machine Gun Battalion
Born 9 May 1897

JENKINS, Samuel John

Service number 3862
48th Infantry Battalion
Born Mar 1898

Showing 2 of 2 images.
Click images to start slideshow.