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Cemetery Details

Location Bouzincourt, Somme - Albert, France
Co‑ordinates N50.0219863, E2.6373226
Description

Bouzincourt is a village 3 kilometres north-west of Albert on the D938 road to Doullens. The Cemetery is east of the village. In the centre of Bouzincourt take the direction for Aveluy (D20) and the Cemetery is signposted. Approximately 1.5 kilometres along the D20 road there is a track leading to the cemetery, which is approximately 500 metres along this track and is unsuitable for cars.

Bouzincourt village remained partly in German hands after the battles of March, 1918; the eastern end of it was attacked by the 12th and 18th Divisions at the end of June 1918, and cleared in the latter half of August.

In the first week of September, Plot I of Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery was made by the V Corps Burial Officer - who cleared the battlefields; and the remaining Plots were formed after the Armistice by the concentration of an additional 500 graves from the immediate neighbourhood.

There are now 709 burials and commemorations from the First World War (1914-18) in this site. Of these, 313 are unidentified. There is a special memorial erected to an officer of the 38th Division, buried in one of them.

Total Burials: UK 668, Canada 6, Australia 35.

The cemetery covers an area of 2,480 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield (www.ww1cemeteries.com)

 

Information from CWGC; WWICemeteries and Webmatters.net.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   2 September 2014.  Lest we forget.

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DRIVER, William Hurtle

Service number 2125
Corporal
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Dec 1882

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EKIN-SMYTH, Ralph Ratnevelu Raymond

Service number Officer
Captain
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 May 1875

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SMYTH, Ralph Ratueveln Raymond Ekin

Service number Officer
Captain
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 May 1875

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PERRY, Richard John

Service number 3036
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 Jul 1895

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MOORE, Stanley Roy

Service number 3819
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1892

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