Hébuterne Communal

Location

Hébuterne is a village 15 kilometres north of Albert (Somme) and 20 kilometres south-west of Arras. Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens, you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre Les Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre Les Puisieux, 3 kilometres further along the D919, turn right following the signs for Hébuterne. On arrival at Hébuterne, immediately on the right hand side is Hébuterne Communal Cemetery.

Hébuterne Communal Cemetery

Historical Information

p>Hébuterne was taken over by Commonwealth forces from the French in the summer of 1915 and it remained vulnerable to shell fire during the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

Hébuterne Communal Cemetery

It was again the scene of fighting in March 1918 when the New Zealand Division held up the German advance and during the following summer, the village was partly in German hands.

The communal cemetery contains two plots of graves, mainly of the 20th (Light) and 31st Divisions.

There are now 58 First World War burials in the cemetery, six of them unidentified.

The French Military Plot

The French Military Plot just behind the British

 
A gun crew ?

Grave II A 3 is a line of Royal Field Artillery
who all died on the 21st October 1916

C Battery 165th Brigade RFA

Gunner Peter Holt 16200
Age 35
Son of the late Peter and Sarah Holt, of 9 Plane St, Blackburn

A Battery 170th Brigade RFA

Gunner Fred Higham 17741
Age 18
Son of William Higham, of 11 Ashfield Avenue, Lancaster

Driver Charles Dyson L/2436
Age 17
Son of Charles and Kathleen Dyson, of Abbotsroyde, Halifax

Gunner Percival Graham 17553
Born and enlisted in Liverpool

Driver A Kersham 17731
Age 18
Son of Mr J and Mrs M Kershaw, of 27 Mustard St, Glodwick, Oldham

Driver John Fletcher L/10782
Born and enlisted in Liverpool

Gunner Walter Taylor 19079
Age 24
Son of Fred Taylor, of 14, Holly St, Nelson, Lancs

 

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