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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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WHAITES, Hurtle Roy

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

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CURRIE, Norman James

Service number 1897
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Mar 1894

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MURDIE, Hughie

Service number 2956A
Private
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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HALLETT, Hurtle Norman

Service number 5348
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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ARMITAGE, Harold Edwin Salisbury

Service number OFFICER
Captain
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Nov 1894

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NORMAN, Theodore Ronald

Service number 4835
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Dec 1884

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JAMES, William Leonard

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

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CLAYTON, William Alfred

Service number 5074
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Apr 1874

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