Picquigny British Cemetery

Cemetery Details

Location cnr Rue de la Cavee d'Airaines and Mail Louis XI, Picquigny, Somme - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N49.94347, E2.13566
Description

Location Information
Picquigny is a small town in the Department of the Somme, about 13 kilometres north-west of Amiens. It lies besides the main road (D3) between Abbeville and Amiens.

History Information
During the first four years of the First World War, Picquigny was on the lines of communication for French and Commonwealth forces, and there are ten burials from these years in the communal cemetery, opposite the church. At the end of March 1918, the 5th and 46th Casualty Clearing Stations were brought to Picquigny to deal with casualties of the German advance on Amiens and the British Cemetery was opened a little west of the town. At the end of April, the 5th Clearing Station moved down the Somme to Crouy and the 46th went Northwards. The cemetery now contains 130 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, all but four dating from April 1918. There are also eight Second World War burials. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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Names

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SPRATT, Stuart Frank

Service number 385
Second Lieutenant
56th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Aug 1894

SOLEY, Andrew James

Service number 13
Private
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

MOSS, Eric

Service number 3094
Private
35th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Jun 1895

HOGAN, George Henry

Service number 6760
Private
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Nov 1888

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