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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BARTON, Irvine Julius

Service number 129
Lieutenant
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jan 1895

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SWANTON, George Beamish

Service number 1159
Corporal
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jan 1882

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FITZPATRICK, Martin Joseph

Service number 3253
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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WALKER, Alexander Ralph

Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Sep 1883

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MCMASTER, John Charles

Service number 1193
Private
4th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 10 Oct 1895

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BROWN, David Victor

Service number 1895
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Aug 1892

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HERBERT, James Edward

Service number Officer
Captain
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jun 1881

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SPRING, William Argyle

Service number 2457
Private
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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