Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy

Cemetery Details

Location D28, Gouy, Aisne - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.00249, E3.27138
Description

Location Information
Gouy is a village to the east of the road between Cambrai and St. Quentin. Prospect Hill Cemetery is about 1.5 kilometres east of the village on the north side of the road to Beaurevoir.

History Information
On 3 October 1918, the 1st King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry captured Prospect Hill, after Le Catelet and Gouy had been taken by the 50th (Northumbrian) Division, the 6th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 4th King's Royal Rifle Corps. The cemetery was made by the 50th Division and the 18th Field Ambulance immediately after. Plot I formed the original cemetery but this was increased after the Armistice when graves were brought in, mainly from the battlefields north of Gouy, and almost exclusively of men who died in October 1918. The cemetery contains 538 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 115 of the burials are unidentified and a special memorial commemorates one casualty believed to be buried among them. A group of graves in Plot IV, Row F, are identified as a whole but not individually. The cemetery also contains the grave of one Commonwealth airman of the Second World War.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

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Names

Showing 7 people of interest from cemetery

BRAITHWAITE, William McCarthy

Service number OFFICER
Captain
22nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Nov 1892

PATERSON, Ernest Ellerman

Lieutenant
22nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Jul 1881

THOMSON, Bruce Garie

Service number 2296
Lieutenant
Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
AIF WW1
Born Feb 1894

MARNER, Albert John

Service number 2116
Private
39th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Feb 1891

BIRT, James Coombe

Service number 4364
Lieutenant
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jan 1880

GOULD-TAYLOR, John

Service number 30589
Lieutenant
Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
AIF WW1
Born 1897

CARTER, Edgar Alfred

Service number 4362
Lieutenant
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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