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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

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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YOUNGER, John James Affleck

Service number OFFICER
10th Infantry Battalion
Born 1879

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FRASER, William Arthur

Service number 12295
10th Field Ambulance
Born 1888

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REDING, Nathaniel

Service number 5471
Born 1895

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BLACK, Matthew David

Service number 3

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ELLIS, Thomas George

Service number 4468
10th Infantry Battalion

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DURDIN, Edgar Walter

Service number 1712
7th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born 23 Oct 1893

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SANGSTER, Leslie Fairbairn

Service number 879
2nd Divisional Signal Company
Born 1896

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PERRIN, Charles Reginald

Service number 2747
Lance Corporal
60th Infantry Battalion
Born 1878

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