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Hedauville Communal Cemetery

Location

Hedauville is approximately 5 kilometres north-west of Albert, on the road to Doullens.

Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux, Serre-les-Puisieux and Mailly Maillet. After leaving Mailly Maillet continue on the D919 until you come to a crossroads where you should turn right on to the D938 in the direction of Doullens. Hedauville Communal Cemetery is 600 metres further on the right.

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Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension

 

Historical Information

The extension was begun at the end of March 1918, when the front line was consolidated a short distance east of the village following the German offensive. It was used by field ambulances and fighting units until the following August. The extension contained 95 graves at the Armistice, but was later increased when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields of March-August 1918.

There are now 178 First World War burials in the extension and two from the Second World War.

The extension was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

 


Private G Thomas

Private G Thomas 40750
13th Bn Welsh regiment
Died on 24th August 1918

Grave: F 4


Gunner Sydney Porter

Gunner Sydney Porter 164241
278th Siege Battery
Royal Garrison Artillery
Died on 21st July 1918 aged 31
Only son of the late Joseph and Rosa Porter
of Ipswich
Husband of Norah Porter
of The Bungalow, Thurston, Bury St. Edmund’s.

Grave: E 13

Song of Solomon 2:17 (King James Bible)
Also known simply as: Canticles.

Until the day breaks
and the shadows flee away


Private Nathan Hebb

Private Nathan Hebb 350
19th Bn Durham Light Infantry
Died on 27th May 1918 aged 24
Son of Eliza Hebb and the late N Hebb
of Strensall, York
Born at Beverley, Yorks.

Grave: D 12

The lack of a cross possibly indicates that he was Baptist.


Private Harry Hutson

Private Harry Hutson 42808
4th Bn North Staffordshire Regiment
Died on 15th April 1918 aged 19
Son of George and Margaret Hutson
of Holton-le-Clay, Grimsby

Grave: C 14


Private Percy Feierabend

Private Percy Feierabend 63847
2nd Bn Auckland Regiment
Died on 13th April 1918

Grave: H 25

Note that NZ Servicemen were not allowed to have an inscription on their graves.

 

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