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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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TAYLOR, John

Service number 3913
Lance Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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FREEMAN, Douglas James

Service number 1872
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 May 1897

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THOMPSON, Hugh Robert

Service number 2991
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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THOMPSON, Frederick William

Service number 2046
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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JAMES, William Leonard

Service number 1029
Corporal
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1897

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HARVEY, Hurtle Ralph

Service number 3347
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 30 Jul 1896

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EDGAR, Leslie

Service number 2634A
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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MAXWELL, Edgar Albert

Service number 2216
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Nov 1891

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