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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Names

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SCATENI , Frank

Service number 3853
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Aug 1888

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KERSLAKE, Richard Harwood

Service number 3606
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 May 1883

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JEMESEN, Benjamin Alfred

Service number 3115
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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HEWETT, Roy Sylvester

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

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VERNUM, Joseph Albert

Service number 3691
Private
Born 22 Sep 1885

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DAVIES, George Francis

Service number 58
Lance Corporal
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jun 1890

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DRIDAN, Victor Gillard

Service number Officer
Lieutenant
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Jul 1895

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SHIELDS, Richard Thompson

Service number 784
Lance Corporal
1st Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Jul 1891

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