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Grand Ravine British Cemetery

Location

Havrincourt is a village approximately ten kilometres south west of Cambrai and three kilometres south of the Cambrai to Bapaume road (N30). The cemetery is signposted from the centre of the village. Continue along Rue de Ribecourt.

Passing the 62nd Division Memorial, the single track road continues into Havrincourt Wood where the cemetery is signposted to the right. and is located at the end of an unsurfaced track about 100 metres long.

You turn right immediately after the memorial and this track (and be clear it is a track) will get you reasonably close to the cemetery. The rest will have to be done on foot.

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Grand Ravine British Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Havrincourt village was stormed by the 62nd (West Riding) Division on 20th November 1917. It was lost on 23rd March 1918, but it was retaken on 12th September by the 62nd Division, who held it against a counter-attack the following day.

Grand Ravine British Cemetery consists of three rows of graves. Row B was made by the 62nd Division Burial Officer in December 1917, and Rows A and C by the same officer in October 1918.

The cemetery contains 139 First World War burials, 11 of them unidentified. The cemetery was designed by N A Rew.

Grand Ravine British Cemetery

 


Private Herbert Williams

Private Herbert Williams 52147
2/8th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment
(Prince of Wales’s Own)
Died on 20th November 1917 aged 19
Son of Charles and Alice Williams
of 115 Tanner’s Hill, Deptford, London
Born at York.
Grave: B 14


Private Bertram Hunt

Private Bertram Hunt 52062
2/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment
(Prince of Wales’s Own)
Died on 20th November 1917 aged 19
Son of Bertram and Helen Hunt
of 55 Collard Rd, Wood St, Walthamstow, London

Grave: B 10


Lance Corporal Ernest Atkinson

Lance Corporal Ernest Atkinson 37722
2/6th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment
(Prince of Wales’s Own)
Died on 20th November 1917 aged 19
Son of Mrs Eliza Atkinson
of 72 Prince of Wales, Wellington Rd, Leeds

Grave: B 6

 

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