Vraucourt Copse Cemetery, Vaulx-Vraucourt Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Vaulx-Vraucourt, Pas-de-Calais - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.15901, E2.91537
Description

Location Information
Vaulx-Vraucourt is in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres north-east of Bapaume. Leave the village on the RD36E direction Ecoust-St-Mein and signpost indictes access lane to cemetery on the right.

History Information
Vaulx-Vraucourt was taken in the spring of 1917, lost (after severe fighting) in March 1918, and retaken in the following September. The copse from which it is named lies to the north. The cemetery originally contained 43 Commonwealth graves of 2 and 3 September 1918 (mainly of the 3rd Division) but in 1928, Plots II and III were made when graves were brought in to the space between Plot I and the road from Vaulx A.D.S. Cemetery. This latter cemetery (named from an Advanced Dressing Station) was on low and swampy ground between Vraucourt Copse Cemetery and the villages. It was begun in April and May 1917, used by the Germans in March 1918, and used again by Commonwealth troops in September 1918. Vraucourt Copse Cemetery now contains 104 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

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ROWE, Frank Harold

Service number 2664
Private
5th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1

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HOWELL-PRICE, Richmond Gordon

Service number OFFICER
Second Lieutenant
1st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Jul 1896

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ASHLEY, Samson Arthur

Service number 4241
Private
29th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Sep 1893

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ROBERTS, Harry

Service number 10463
Gunner
4th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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HALL, George Harold

Service number 1541
Sergeant
14th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jul 1893

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SHIERLAW, Norman Craig

Service number OFFICER
Captain
13th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Aug 1883

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PELTON, Norman Gilbert

Captain
58th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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MITCHELL, Thomas

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Sep 1880

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