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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WILLIS, John William

Service number 3456
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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SPURRELL, Frederick Alexander

Service number 3942
Private
23rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1896

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WALTON, Robert

Service number 3901
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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TURNER, Charles

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

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ARTER, Herbert Sydney

Service number 801
Private
19th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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MCFADYEN, Keith Robert Douglas

Service number 3869
Private
19th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Dec 1896

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READ, Frank

Service number 2450
Lance Corporal
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 May 1897

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MACKINTOSH, John Lachlan

Service number 4365
Private
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Dec 1893

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