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Munich Trench British 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, 3 kilometres further along the D919 turn left onto the D174 following the signs for Auchonvillers. After 1.3 kilometres, turn left onto the D163 in the direction of Beaumont. At the crossroads in Beaumont village, turn left following the CWGC sign for Munich Trench British Cemetery, which is about 1 kilometre further on.

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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Munich Trench British Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Beaumont-Hamel was captured in November 1916, in the Battle of the Ancre, and the graves in these two cemeteries are largely those of men who fell at that time. The burials were carried out by the V Corps in the spring of 1917.

Munich Trench British Cemetery (originally V Corps Cemetery No.8) was named from a German trench captured by the 7th Division on the 11th January 1917. There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 30 are unidentifed.

The Cemetery covers an area of 406 square metres.

 


Captain Heinrich Thomas

Captain Heinrich Thomas
1st Bn East Lancashire Regiment
Died on 1st July 1916 aged 24
Son of M and Helena Thomas
of 31, Wolseley Rd, Crouch End, London

Grave: A 12

He was,
but words fail to say what.
Think what a good son
should be, and he was that.


Private Edward Huyton

Private Edward Huyton 23578
8th Bn East Lancashire Regiment
Died on 15th November 1916 aged 29
Son of John Huyton, of Preston
Husband of Jane Huyton
of 8, Hall St., Preston

Grave: C 5

No word of comfort could he have,
From those who loved him well.

 

Other cemeteries in the area


Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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