Martinpuich British Cemetery

Cemetery Details

Location Martinpuich Bazentin Le Grand Road, Martinpuich, Pas-de-Calais - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.04617, E2.76207
Description

Location Information
Martinpuich is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais and is located 9 kilometres south-west of Bapaume, 1 kilometre off the D929. On exiting the village in the direction of Longueval, D6, a CWGC signpost indicates the direction of Martinpuich British Cemetery, situated 100 metres off the road to the right.

History Information
Martinpuich was captured by the 15th (Scottish) Division on 15 September 1916, lost in April 1918, and retaken in August 1918. Martinpuich British Cemetery was begun in November 1916 and used by fighting units and field ambulances until June 1917, and again at the end of August 1918. In 1931 the bodies of ten soldiers buried by the Germans were found in the communal cemetery, and moved into the British Cemetery. The cemetery now contains 115 burials and commemorations of the First World War. Nine of the burials are unidentified and four graves destroyed by shell fire in 1918 are represented by special memorials.

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Names

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SMITH, Reuben

Service number 4540
Lance Corporal
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

ULCOQ, Jeffrey Frederick Raoul

Service number 7295
Gunner
5th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jan 1896

SARGENT, Arthur Hector

Service number 689
Corporal
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1888

ROWLAND, George Forrester

Service number 2786
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1892

SMITH, Farquhar Hugh Arpafeelie

Service number 5305
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1889

WRAY, Frederick

Service number 5663
Private
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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