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Cemetery Details

Location Rue de Cappy (D1), Herbecourt, Somme - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N49.92331, E2.83563
Description

Location Information
Herbecourt is a village and commune in the Department of the Somme, on the Amiens-Peronne road 8 kilometres west of Peronne. The British Cemetery is situated on the D1 road after leaving the village in the direction of Bray-sur-Somme.

History Information
The first six burials in Row A were made in February and March, 1917. At that time and until after the Armistice the cemetery was an Extension Eastwards of the Communal Cemetery Extension used by French and German troops, but the French and German Extension has been removed. The village fell into German hands in March, 1918, and was recaptured by the 6th Australian Infantry Brigade on the following 29th August; and in August and September, 1918, the cemetery was completed. There are now nearly 60, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 326 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.

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Names

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OSWALD, Cecil William Orlando

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Oct 1885

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FONTANA, Robert Bartholomew

Service number 2016
Private
1st ANZAC Cyclist Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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COLLESS, Stanley

Service number 2808
Lieutenant
55th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Nov 1892

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