Orchard Dump
Webmatters : Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery
Rough Map of Area

Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery


Beaumont-Hamel is a village 10 kilometres north of Albert. Take the D 919 road from Puisieux to Mally-Maillet until you reach a crossroad signposted Auchonvillers (D 174) on the left hand side. Follow this road until you see Beaumont-Hamel signposted at a T junction, turn left onto the D 163 and Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery is located on the left about 1 kilometre along this road.

Decimal50.0861932.649966 Map
Beaumont Hamel British Cemetery

Historical Information

Beaumont-Hamel was attacked and reached on 1st July 1916, but it could not be held.

Beaumont Hamel British Cemetery

It was attacked again, and this time taken, on 13th November 1916 and the British cemetery was made by units taking part in that and subsequent operations until February 1917. It was increased after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields.

The cemetery now contains 179 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 82 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to two casualties known to be buried among them.

Beaumont Hamel British Cemetery
Lance Corporal Horatio Barbour

Lance Corporal Horatio Barbour 1419
1st Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Died on 1st July 1916 aged 26
Son of William and Amy Barbour
of Port Rexton, Newfoundland

Grave: A 24

Private Douglas Betts

Private Douglas Betts 21157
2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers
Died on 1st July 1916 aged 20
Son of Mr and Mrs T Betts
of 98 Beaconsfield Rd, Tottenham, London

Grave: B 50

Beloved and loving he has passed away
While we who mourn his loss can only pray

Second Lieutenant William Begg

Second Lieutenant William Begg
5th Bn Black Watch
Royal Highlanders
Died on 13th November 1916 aged 27
Son of William and Helen Begg
of St Agnes Cottage, Duke St, Brechin

Grave: B 7

Two unknown German soldiers

Two unknown German soldiers

Other cemeteries in the area