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Crouy British Cemetery

Location

Crouy Saint Pierre is a village about 16 kilometres north-west of Amiens on the west side of the River Somme, just off the Amiens-Abbeville main road (D 1001). The British Cemetery is a little south of the village on the west side of the road to Cavillon and there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost on the main road.

Take the main road towards Abbeville (Not the autoroute). Take the left hand turning towards Bourdon (You will pass a large WW2 German Cemetery). Cross the Somme into Hangest and turn left for Crouy. On Reaching Crouy take the second right Chemin des Anglais.

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Decimal 49.961878 2.083519 Map

Crouy British cemetery

 

Historical Information

The cemetery was used between April and August 1918 for burials from the 5th and 47th Casualty Clearing Stations, which had come to the village because of the German advance.

Crouy British cemetery

In October 1919, 42 graves were brought to Crouy from the small military cemetery at Rivière, a few kilometres away to the north-west. These burials had been made from the 12th, 53rd and 55th Casualty Clearing Stations at Longpré-les-Corps Saints between May and August 1918. They now occupy rows E and F of plot IV and part of row D, plot VI.

The cemetery now contains 739 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, and a number of French and German war graves.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Crouy British cemetery

 


Harry Miner VC

823028 Corporal Harry Miner VC
58th Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 8th August 1918 aged 28
Croix de Guerre (France)
Son of John and Sarah Miner

Grave: V B 11

The London Gazette
25th October 1918

For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in attack, when despite severe wounds he refused to withdraw. He rushed an enemy machine-gun post single-handed, killed the entire crew and turned the gun on the enemy.

Later, with two others, he attacked another enemy machine-gun post, and succeeded in putting the gun out of action. Cpl. Miner then rushed single-handed an enemy bombing post, bayoneting two of the garrison and putting the remainder to flight. He was mortally wounded in the performance of this gallant deed.

 


Lieutenant Solon Albright

Lieutenant Solon Albright
15th Bn Canadian Infantry
48th Highlanders of Canada
Died on 9th August 1918 aged 28
Husband of Ruth Albright
of 520 Dundas St., London, Canada

Grave: V B 4


Private Archie Hulme

Private Archie Hulme 491057
19th Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 8th August 1918 aged 24
Son of Samuel Hulme
of Whalley Range, Lansdowne Road
Colwyn Bay, Wales

Grave: V B 5


Lieutenant A Read

Lieutenant A Read
1st Bn Worcestershire Regiment
Died on 28th April 1918

Grave: II A 12


Private William Davis

Private William Davis 27400
7th Bn Royal West Kent Regiment
The Queen’s Own
Died on 25th April 1918 aged 19
Son of William and Mary Davis
of 65, Week St., Maidstone

Grave: I B 24


Private Joseph Payne

Private Joseph Payne 3684
52nd Bn Australian Infantry
Died on 25th April 1918
Son of Edwin and Teresa Payne
Native of Brisbane, Queensland

Grave: I C 25

 


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