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Sunken Road Cemetery, Villers-Plouich


Villers-Plouich is a village in the Department of the Nord, two kilometres north of Gouzeacourt which is 19 kilometres north-east of PĂ©ronne on the D917 and 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai (N44/D917).

This small Cemetery is signposted to the left as you pass the Villers Plouich Mairie on the D56 from direction Gouzeaucourt. It lies 500 metres past this signpost as you ascend a small unmarked road which eventually would lead to the hamlet Beaucamp.

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Sunken Road Cemetery, Villers-Plouich


Historical Information

Villers-Plouich was captured in April 1917, by the 13th East Surreys, lost in March 1918 and regained at the end of the following September, when the 1st East Surreys were the first troops to enter the village. It was later adopted by the Borough of Wandsworth.

There are now over 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 257 square metres and is enclosed on three sides by a low rubble wall.

Sunken Road Cemetery, Villers-Plouich


Hilton Williamson MM and Bar

TZ 1277 Petty Officer
Hilton Williamson MM and Bar
189th Trench Mortar Battery
Royal Naval Division
Died on 30th December 1917 aged 21
Son of George and Elizabeth Williamson
of 65 Napier Rd, Swalwell-on-Tyne,
Co. Durham

Grave: A 45


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