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Longueau British Cemetery

Location

The town of Longueau is situated on the south-eastern outskirts of Amiens and the British Cemetery is on the eastern side of the town. Leave the Amiens orbital bypass (The Rocade) at Junction 34 towards Longueau on the N29. The cemetery is located on the left hand side of this road approximately a kilometre after leaving the Rocade.

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Longueau British Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Longueau British Cemetery was begun in April 1918, when the Allied line was re-established before Amiens; it was used by fighting units and field ambulances until the following August.

Plot IV was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and the following smaller cemeteries :

  • Blangy-Tronville French Military Cemetery and Communal Cemetery Extension. These were really one cemetery, on the North side of Blangy-Tronville Communal Cemetery. They contained 84 French graves (now removed to Montdidier French National Cemetery) and those of nine soldiers from Australia and five from the United Kingdom, who fell, for the most part, in July 1918.
  • Cottenchy Churchyard Extension, which contained the graves of 555 French soldiers, three German prisoners, one soldier and two airmen from the United Kingdom and one airman from Canada.

Longueau British Cemetery contains 204 First World War burials, 14 of which are unidentified. Two Second World War airmen are also buried in the cemetery.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

 


Lt Colonel Elmer Jones DSO and Bar

Lt Colonel Elmer Jones DSO and Bar
21st Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 8th August 1918 aged 44
Son of David and Matilda Jones
of Brockville
Husband of Isobel Jones
of Devonshire Apartments, Brockville, Ontario

Grave: III B 1

Tomorrow
Will be Canada’s day


Captain Charles Tempest-Hicks MC

Captain Charles Tempest-Hicks MC
16th (The Queen’s) Lancers
Died on 9th August 1918 aged 30
Croix de Guerre (France)
Son of Brigadier General Tempest Hicks
of Gladsmuir House, Monken Hadley, Herts
Served in France from August 1914
Three times wounded.

Grave: III B 2


Lt Colonel Bartlett McLennan DSO

Lt Colonel Bartlett McLennan DSO
42nd Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 3rd August 1918 aged 49
Son of Hugh and Isabella McLennan
of Montreal

Grave: II D 7


Private Robert Skuse

Private Robert Skuse 928160
21st Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 6th August 1918 aged 20

Grave: I A 2

 


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