Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension

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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Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

WALTON, Robert

Service number 3901
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

JAGO, George James

Service number 3776
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Jan 1891

MCDONNELL, John Albert

Service number 3875
Lance Corporal
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1895

RICE, Edward Charles

Service number 4236
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1883

ANDERSON, Joseph Herbert

Service number 3705
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Sep 1889

GURDON, Edwin

Service number 3303
Private
49th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1880

COE, Charles Newman

Service number 3267
Private
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 May 1895

HANSEN, Stewart Murray

Service number 1000
Captain
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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