Templeux-le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Rue du Faubourg (D406), Templeux-le-Guerard, Somme - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N49.96863, E3.15117
Description

Location Information
Templeux-le-Guerard is a village in the Department of the Somme, almost 26 kilometres east of Peronne. The Communal Cemetery is north of the village on the north-west side of a track running in the direction of Ronssoy and the Extension is at the back of the Communal Cemetery.

History Information
Templeux-le-Guerard was taken early in April 1917, lost on the 21st March 1918, and retaken by the 15th Suffolks of the 74th (Yeomanry) Division on the following 18th September. The Extension was begun by the 59th (North Midland) Division immediately after the capture of the village, and carried on by the 34th and other Divisions until October 1917. Further British burials were made in it in March 1918 by the Germans and in September and October 1918, by the British. There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to one soldier from the United Kingdom who is known to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of 12 soldiers from the United Kingdom, buried in the German Extension, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. The graves of four United States soldiers and seven German soldiers have been removed to other cemeteries. The Extension covers an area of 729 square metres and is enclosed on three sides by a rubble wall.

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MARKS, Hubert William

Service number 3075
Private
5th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1899

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TRIFFETT, Vivian Enoch

Service number 3442
Corporal
2nd Division Headquarters
AIF WW1
Born 1893

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TEAL, Joseph Edward

Service number 2722
Lance Corporal
5th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 4 Apr 1890

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SKINNER, George Roderick

Service number 739
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

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DUNSFORD, Andrew Gordon

Service number 1826
Driver
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Apr 1892

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