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Ribecourt British Cemetery


Ribecourt-la-Tour is a village about ten kilometres south-west of Cambrai. Ribecourt British Cemetery lies on the south side of the village on the D89 heading towards Villers Plouich.

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Ribecourt British Cemetery


Historical Information

Ribecourt was taken on the 20th November 1917 by the 6th Division, but at the conclusion of the Battle of Cambrai it remained practically on the British front line; it was lost in March 1918 and recaptured by the 3rd and 42nd (East Lancashire) Divisions on the following 27th September.

Ribecourt British Cemetery was begun by the 6th Division in November 1917 and used at intervals until March 1918 ; and further burials were made in September and October 1918.

There are now nearly 300, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, almost 20 are unidentified and the graves of 81 soldiers from the United Kingdom were destroyed by shell fire and are now represented by special memorials.

The cemetery covers an area of 1,002 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Ribecourt British Cemetery


Private Henry Harper

Private Henry Harper 610135
1/19th Bn London Regiment
Died on 29th January 1918 aged 22
Only son of Henry and Emma Harper,
of 73, Little Albany St., Regent’s Park, London
Born at St. Pancras, London

Grave: II D 1

2nd Lieutenant John Hobson

2nd Lieutenant John Hobson MC
175th Coy Machine Gun Corps
Died on 2nd December 1917 aged 27
Husband of Frances Hobson
of 13, Roseberry St., Bolton, Lancs

Grave: II E 8

Private Owen Humphreys

Private Owen Humphreys 633127
1/20th Bn London Regiment
Died on 8th February 1918

Grave: II C 14

Rifleman Kenneth Olsen

Rifleman Kenneth Olsen 38207
1st Bn 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade
Died on 8th October 1918 aged 40
Son of Torkel and Andrea Olsen
of Norsewood, Hawkes Bay

Grave: II F 5

Gunner John Cole

Gunner John Cole 70079
E Bn Tank Corps
Died on 20th November 1917 aged 42
Son of William and Annie Cole
of 6, St. John’s Gardens
Queen’s Crescent, Haverstock Hill, London
Born in London

Grave: I D 1

Rev R Monteith

Rev R Monteith
Chaplain 4th Class
Army Chaplains’ Department
attached 70th Army Field Artillery Bde.
Royal Field Artillery
Died on 27th November 1917 aged 40
Son of Joseph Monteith, of Carstairs, Lanarkshire

Grave: I D 11

Captain Samuel Blackwell DSO

Captain Samuel Blackwell DSO
E Bn Tank Corps
Died on 20th November 1917 aged 29
Son of Samuel and Rosetta Blackwell
of Bickmarsh Hall, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

Grave: I B 1

Private Alfred Green

Private Alfred Green 15572 DCM
11th Bn Essex Regiment
Died on 20th November 1917 aged 37
Son of William and Mary Ann Green
of Cambridge Rd., Ugley, Essex

Grave: I B 6


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