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Cemetery Details

Location Bellicourt, Aisne, France
Co‑ordinates N49.96128, E3.22899
Description

General Directions: Bellicourt is a village 13 kilometres north of St. Quentin and 28 kilometres south of Cambrai on the N44 road which connects the two cities. The Cemetery is signposted at the junction of the D331 and N44 and is 100 metres from the main road along the D331 in the direction of Peronne.
The Canal de St. Quentin passes under the village of Bellicourt in a tunnel five kilometres long, built under the orders of Napoleon I. The Hindenburg Line ran west of the village, and the barges in the tunnel were used to shelter German reserves. About five kilometres south of Bellicourt, where the canal is open, is the village of Bellenglise, where another great tunnel or dug-out was made by the Germans. On 29 September - 2 October 1918, the Battle of the St. Quentin Canal was fought. The 46th (North Midland) Division stormed the Hindenburg Line at Bellenglise and captured 4,000 prisoners and 70 guns. The 30th United States Division captured Bellicourt and Nauroy, which were cleared by the 5th Australian Division. The North Midland and Australian dead of this engagement fill most of the graves in Bellicourt British Cemetery. The cemetery was made after the battle, when 73 dead were buried in what is now Plot I. It was greatly enlarged after the Armistice, when graves were brought from smaller cemeteries and from the surrounding battlefields.

The cemetery was designed by Charles Henry Holden & William Harrison Cowlishaw

Source: http://www.ww1cemeteries.com (www.ww1cemeteries.com)

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CLARKSON, Donald Drummond

Service number 7257
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jul 1880

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HEYER, William

Service number 4399
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Jul 1893

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STREETER, William Sendall

Service number 3351
Lance Corporal
44th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1888

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SCHOLZ, Walter Herbert

Service number 1780
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Nov 1896

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MCKELLAR, Archibald

Service number 367
Corporal
5th Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1

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MCVEITY, William

Service number 4085
Private
30th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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JONES, Llewellyn Rowland

Service number 141
Corporal
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1895

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ELDRIDGE, Spencer James

Service number 3623
Private

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