Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu. France

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

FOLLEY, Edwin Powell

Service number 6037
Second Lieutenant
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 May 1888

GARRARD, Clifford Edgar

Service number 1182
Lieutenant
39th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

SHEARWOOD, Ernest Maxwell

Service number 2376
Lieutenant
53rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

EDMONDSON, Edwin

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1889

BRAZIER, Arthur Robert

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

RICHARDSON, John Launcelot

Service number 668
Second Lieutenant
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

RAND, Frank William

Service number 2194
Corporal
5th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1

BOYS, Wilfrid Albert

Service number 11915
Private
9th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 1886

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