Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location D919, Warloy-Baillon, Somme - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.01302, E2.5291
Description

Location Information
Warloy-Baillon is a village about 21 kilometres north-east of Amiens along the D919 to Arras. The Communal Cemetery is on the east side of the village and the extension is on the eastern side of the cemetery.

History Information
The first Commonwealth burial took place in the communal cemetery in October 1915 and the last on 1 July 1916. By that date, field ambulances had come to the village in readiness for the attack on the German front line eight kilometres away, and the extension was begun on the eastern side of the cemetery.

The fighting from July to November 1916 on the northern part of the Somme front accounts for the majority of the burials in the extension, but some are from the German attack in the spring of 1918.

The communal cemetery contains 46 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 158 French war graves. 

Extension used from July 1916 to Nov 1916 Somme offensive & during the German attack in spring of 1918. Records 857 UK, 318 Aust., 152 Can., 3 unknown & 17 German burials.

The extension was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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BOSMA, Henry John William

Service number 3210A
Lance Corporal
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Jan 1891

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TURNER, Charles

Service number 1836
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Jul 1892

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FRY, Alan Fraser

Service number 1340
Lance Corporal
13th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jan 1895

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LANGRIDGE, Alfred

Service number 3346
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1870

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HEWETT, Roy Sylvester

Service number 765
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Jul 1891

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OLIVER, Cecil Stanley

Service number 29
Lieutenant
2nd Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 19 Aug 1883

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COX, Henry William

Service number 2606A
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Nov 1899

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HANSEN, Stewart Murray

Service number 1000
Captain
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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