Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location
Co‑ordinates N49.95364, E2.83171
Description

This is a small cemetery and somewhat off the beaten track for Australians visiting the Somme.  Most of the 138 Australians interred here were casualties of the attack on Mont St Quentin, and include a VC winner, Robert Mactier, VC.  Australian troops of the 2nd Division passed through this vicinity on their way to assemble for the attack on the Mont after crossing the nearby Canal du Nord.

Monacu and Hem-Monacu are two villages about 13 kilometres south-east of Albert, a little south of the road from Albert to Peronne and north of the River Somme. Hem Farm Military Cemetery lies to the west of the village of Hem.

16 kilometres from Albert on the D938 (Albert-Peronne), turn south on to the D146 to Hem-Monacu. After 500 metres turn west onto the D1 to Curlu. Continue for 1.2 kilometres and then turn south.

Hem Farm Military Cemetery can be seen next to a large farmhouse 300 metres down this road.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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MACTIER, Robert

Service number 6939
Private
23rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 May 1890

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DAVIDSON, James George

Service number 5002
Private
23rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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SINCLAIR, Harry Joseph

Service number 3275
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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MAUDSLEY, Arthur James Aloysius

Service number OFFICER
Major
38th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1881

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RAND, Frank William

Service number 2194
Corporal
5th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1

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BATTERBURY, John Charles

Service number 298
Sapper
7th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1

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GOODE, William

Service number 3072
Private
39th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Nov 1883

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BRAZIER, Arthur Robert

Service number 2426
Private
2nd Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Sep 1896

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