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Cemetery Details

Location 1 Le Bois Du Sart, 80131 D 1029 Roman Road Amiens - St Quentin, Morcourt, Picardie - Departement de la Somme, France
Co‑ordinates N49.8729502, E2.6717125
Description

Address:  1 Le Bois Du Sart, 80131, Morcourt, France.
(This cemetery is often stated as situated in Harbonnieres; its actual location is halfway between the two towns on the D1029. 

Heath Cemetery, so called from the wide expanse of open country on which it stands, was made after the Armistice, on the East side of a French Military Cemetery (now removed).

The earliest date of death is in September, 1915, the latest in October, 1918; the majority fell in March (German Spring Offensive) or August (the Allies "One Hundred Days" offensive), in 1918.

There are now 1,860 Commonwealth servicemen of WWI (1914-18) buried or commemorated in this cemetery.

Of these, nearly 400 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 24 Australian soldiers and two from the United Kingdom, known or believed to be buried among them.

Other special memorials record the names of 19 soldiers from the United Kingdom and two from Australia, buried in other cemeteries, whose graves could not be found.
Certain graves in Plots VIII and X, identified as a whole but not individually, are marked by headstones bearing the additional words: "Buried near this spot".

Two Australian VC winners are buried here

Victoria Cross2742 Private Robert Matthew Beatham, VC, (/explore/people/219086)
                           8th Bn. Australian Infantry, killed in action, 11/08/1918, aged 24.
                           Plot VII. J. 13.
Son of Elizabeth Beatham, of Glassonby, Kirkoswald, Cumberland, England, and the late John Beatham.

Victoria Cross: Lieutenant Alfred Edward Gaby, VC (/explore/people/52224)
                           28th Bn. Australian Infantry, killed in action 11/08/1918, aged 26
                           Plot V. E. 14.
Son of Alfred Athelstane Gaby and Adelaide Gaby. Born at Scottsdale, Tasmania.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   28/10/2014.  Lest we forget.

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Names

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CASS, James Oliver

Service number 2282
Private
3rd Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Sep 1890

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CURTIN, Allan

Service number 4100
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Aug 1893

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BULL, William Gibson

Service number 2628A
Sergeant
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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THORPE, Harry

Service number 5459
Corporal
7th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Oct 1886

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NICHOL, Edward

Service number 4782
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jan 1893

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PARSISSONS, James Sydney John

Service number 97
Driver
40th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Jun 1895

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MARRIOTT, Shirley Verdon William

Service number 4744
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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BRYCE, John James

Service number 2778
Private
41st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Mar 1898

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