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Le Treport Military Cemetery

Location

Le Treport is a coastal town approximately 30 kilometres north-east of Dieppe. The Military Cemetery lies to the south of the town next to the town’s Communal Cemetery on the D940.

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Le Treport Military Cemetery

 

Historical Information

During the First World War, Le Treport was an important hospital centre. No.3 General Hospital was established there in November 1914, No.16 General Hospital in February 1915, No.2 Canadian General Hospital in March 1915, No.3 Convalescent Depot in June 1915 and Lady Murray’s B.R.C.S. Hospital in July 1916. These hospitals contained nearly 10,000 beds.

No.47 General Hospital arrived in March 1917 and later that year, a divisional rest camp and a tank training depot were established in the neighbourhood. By March 1919, the hospitals had been closed and Le Treport became the headquarters of the 68th Division, which re-formed there before going to the Rhine. The divisional supply depot was closed in June 1919.

There are now 445 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery. Three of the four Second World War burials are unidentified.

The cemetery extension was one of the first three Commission sites to be built after the First World War. The other two were: Louvencourt Military Cemetery and Forceville Communal Cemetery Extension. All three were designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Le Treport Military Cemetery

 


Private A Burdett

Private Arthur Burdett 3555
1/4th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Died on 31st July 1915 aged 16
Son of Arthur and Sarah Burdett
of Leicester

Grave: I F 1A

Arthur attempted to join-up when he was still only fifteen but his mother managed to get him sent home. Shortly afterwards he managed to join-up again, the army not asking too many questions.


Private M Dunne

Private M Dunne 7063
2nd Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Died on 28th December 1914

Grave: I A 2


Private James Huntley

Private James Huntley 15482
8th Bn King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Died on 3rd August 1915 aged 17
Son of William and Eleanor Huntley
of West Hartlepool

Grave: I F 3A


A Sailor of the 1939-45 war

A Sailor of the 1939-45 war
Merchant Navy

Grave: I P 2


Lieutenant Colonel E Heale

Lieutenant Colonel E Heale
121st Indian Pioneers
Died on 12th June 1916 aged 46
Son of Rev. J and Mrs Heale
Received his commission and went to India with
2nd Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
Served in Somaliland Campaign.

Grave: II O 16


Brigadier General Henry Kirk

Brigadier General Henry Kirk
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Commanding 93rd Infantry Brigade
Died on 12th May 1916 aged 49
Son of Lieutenant Colonel T Kirk
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Grave: II O 18


Parker and Jones

Private W Parker 1651
1/5th Bn Cheshire Regiment
Died on 4th July 1916
Son of Fred and Alice Parker, of Frodsham

Grave: II N 1A

Private Wilfred Jones 3555
1st Bn Monmouthshire Regiment
Died on 3rd July 1916 aged 16
Son of Allen and Emily Jones
of 1, Thomas Street, Chepstow, Mon

Grave: II N 1B


Mathie and Abbott

Rifleman Frederick Mathie 3882
12th Bn London Regiment
The Rangers
Died on 8th July 1916 aged 33
Son of James and Elizabeth Mathie

Grave: II M 4A

Private G Abbott 1385
15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment
Prince of Wales’s Own
Died on 9th July 1916 aged 17
Son of George and Mary Abbott
of Cleckheaton, Yorkshire

Grave: II M 4B


Private H Lovelock

Private H Lovelock 4204
6th Dragoon Guards
Died on 27th October 1915 aged 35

Grave: II J 5C


Margaret Arnold

Margaret Arnold
Voluntary Aid Detachment
16th General Hospital
Died on 12th March 1916 aged 31
Daughter of Edward and Minnie Arnold
of Pook Hill, Chiddingfold, Surrey

Grave: II O 22

 

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