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Waggon Road Cemetery

Location

Beaumont-Hamel is a village in the Department of the Somme. Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy and Puisieux and then Serre-les-Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre-les-Puisieux, 800 metres further along the D919 there is a left hand turn onto a small road which will take you directly to the village of Beaumont-Hamel (2.5 kilometres). On arrival at Beaumont-Hamel there is a crossroads where a signpost will lead you left to Waggon Road Cemetery (1.5 kilometres along a country lane).

Waggon Road was the name given to the road running north of the village of Serre.

I would point out that in wet and muddy conditions you could have difficulty turning at the cemetery. I ended up having to reverse right back down to the main road again.

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Decimal 50.092022 2.664292 Map

Waggon Road Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Beaumont-Hamel was captured in November 1916, in the Battle of the Ancre, and the graves in this cemetery are largely those of men who died at that time.

The burials were carried out by the V Corps in the spring of 1917, after the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line.

Waggon Road Cemetery (originally V Corps Cemetery No.10) contains 195 First World War burials (36 unidentified), 46 of them belonging to the 11th Battalion the Border Regiment, which attacked in the Ancre in both July and November 1916.

The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

Waggon Road Cemetery

 


Hammond & Brereton

Private Alfred Hammond 17079
1st Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment
Died on 14th November 1916 aged 21
Son of Harry and Annie Hammond
of 8, Kingshead Cottages, North Hyde
Southall, Middlesex

Grave: A 4

Private Samuel Brereton 19338
21st Bn Manchester Regiment
Died on 12th January 1917 aged 27
Son of Samuel and Emma Brereton
of Runcorn, Cheshire;
Husband of Francis Brereton
of 47, Duncan Rd., Longsight, Manchester

Grave: A 5

 

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