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.
Beaumont-Hamel was attacked and reached on 1st July 1916, but it could not be held.
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.
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 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
5th Bn Black Watch
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