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Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery

Location

Beaumont-Hamel is a village in the Department of the Somme, about 24 kilometres south-west of Arras and 10 kilometres north of Albert. Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux and Serre les Puisieux.

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 the village of Beaumont, continue straight ahead in the direction of Miraumont.

Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery is about 1 kilometre further along on the left and New Munich Trench Cemetery is a further 100 metres along from there.

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Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Beaumont-Hamel was attacked again and taken on the 13th November 1916, by the 51st (Highland) and 63rd (Royal Naval) Divisions. Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery is named from a German trench about 1.6 kilometres North-East of the village, which remained in enemy hands until the German retreat early in 1917.

Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery

Thiepval Memorial on the horizon

The cemetery was made by the V Corps after that retreat, when their units cleared the Ancre battlefield, and it was known also as V Corps Cemetery No. 11. There are now over 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over one-fifth are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 427 square metres and enclosed by a concrete curb.

Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery

 

Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery

Men from the 11th Bn Border Regiment
Who died on the 18th November 1916

Private Vincent Hammond 27767
aged 26
Son of Edward and Bertha Hammond
of Rose Hill, Knighton, Radnor
Private Henry Branton 24648
aged 28
Son of Epton Branton
of Claygate, Surrey
Husband of Elizabeth Branton
of 2 station Road Flimby, Cumberland
Grave: A 29 Grave: A 31
Private Victor Storrow 24622
aged 19
Son of the late Henry and Margaret Storrow
of Rosgill, Shap, Westmorland
Private William Graham 30161
Son of Mrs Mary Graham
of Mount Pleasant Cottage, Hethersgill, Carlisle
Grave: A 30 Grave: A 32

 

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