Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval

Cemetery Details

Location Longueval, Somme - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.02947, E2.78528
Description

Location Information
Longueval is a village 11 kilometres east of Albert. Travel north-east from Albert on the D929 in the direction of Bapaume. After 10 kilometres take the D6 in the direction of Martinpuich, then follow the signs for Longueval. At the D6/D20 junction stands a CWGC signpost for Thistle Dump Cemetery. The Cemetery is situated off the D20 down a track to the right.

History Information
High Wood was fiercely fought over during the Battle of the Somme until cleared by 47th (London) Division on 15 September 1916. It was lost during the German advance of April 1918, but retaken the following August. Thistle Dump Cemetery was begun in August 1916 and used as a front line cemetery until February 1917. It was later increased after the Armistice by the concentration of 56 graves from the Somme battlefields. There are now 196 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 59 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to four casualties known to be buried among them. The cemetery also contains seven German war graves.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

CARLISLE, Randil Hugh Frederick

Service number 1154
Second Lieutenant
20th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1878

SULLIVAN, Thomas Bruce

Service number 2791
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1897

WISEMAN, Horace George Frederick

Service number 2870
Private
8th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 9 Aug 1894

CURRIE, Wesley Wentworth

Service number 4764
Private
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

WILLIAMS, Donald Edwin

Service number 3008
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Jan 1897

HEADLEY, Alfred St Clair

Service number 3147
Lance Corporal
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Sep 1892

HOLMES, Ernest Randal

Service number 1143
Sergeant
2nd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 3 Apr 1891

SHERBON, Ivan Brunker

Service number OFFICER
Major
19th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Feb 1893

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