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Cemetery Details

Location Rue de la Chapelle, Noreuil, Pas-de-Calais - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.16762, E2.93359
Description

Location Information
Noreuil is a village approximately 10 kilometres north-east of Bapaume. From Bapaume take the N30 in the direction of Cambrai. After passing through the village of Beugny, continue for approximately 1 kilometre. Turn left onto the D18 in the direction of Croisilles. Continue on the D18 until Lagnicourt-Marcel, then turn left onto the D5. Noreuil is 2.9 kilometres further on. Once into the village continue for 400 metres, then turn left at the CWGC signpost. Noreuil Australian Cemetery is 300 metres down this road.

History Information
Noreuil was the scene of a fierce engagement between Australian troops and the Germans on 15 April 1917. The Australian Cemetery was started at the beginning of April 1917 and used until the following December. Four further burials were made in September 1918. Noreuil Australian Cemetery contains 244 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 28 of the burials are unidentified and 83 graves destroyed by shell fire are represented by special memorials. These 83 are almost all of the 50th Australian Infantry Battalion.

 

 

 

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JOSE, Wilfrid Oswald

Service number 38
Lieutenant
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Mar 1895

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STARK, Timothy Alexander Howard

Service number 1992
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Aug 1897

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TIVER, Frank Harold

Service number 2458
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Jul 1897

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HOGGARTH, William Paton

Service number Officer
Lieutenant
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Oct 1889

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GASCOIGNE, Peter Herbert

Service number 1682
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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MCQUEEN, Lachlan

Service number 1869
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born May 1894

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THOMPSON, Hugh Robert

Service number 2991
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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WHAITES, Hurtle Roy

Service number 3206
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Nov 1893

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