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Fricourt British Cemetery

Location

Fricourt is a village in the Department of the Somme, approximately 5 kilometres east of Albert. Fricourt British Cemetery (Bray Road) is just south of the village, on the right hand side of the road to Bray-sur-Somme and on the north bank of a small stream.

Bray Road Cemetery Fricourt

 

Historical Information


7th Bn Green Howards Cross, Bray Rd Cemetery

7th Bn Green Howards Cross within the cemetery

On 30th June 1916, Fricourt village was just within the German front line.

It was attacked on 1st July by the 17th (Northern) Division, and by the end of the day it was caught between that division to the west, the 21st to the north and the 7th to the south.

The village was occupied by the 17th Division the following day.

From 25th March 1918 to the following 26th August, Fricourt was once again in German hands.

Two cemeteries were made by the 17th Division, and most of the dead buried in them belonged to that division.

Fricourt British Cemetery (Bray Road) was made by the 7th East Yorkshire Regiment between 5th and 11th July 1916. It was used until the end of October, and again (for four burials) in 1918.

The cemetery contains 133 burials and commemorations of the First World War.

One of the burials is unidentified and a special memorial commemorates one casualty known to be buried in the cemetery whose grave could not be located.

Bray Road Cemetery Fricourt

The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

Rue du Major Raper, Fricourt

One of the village streets is named after one of those buried in the cemetery

 


Major Robert Raper

Major Robert Raper
8th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Died on 2nd July 1916
Husband of Mrs I Raper of Richards Hill, Battle, Sussex

Grave: B 24A


Private E Myers

Private E Myers 8612
7th Bn Yorkshire Regiment
Green Howards
Died on 1st July 1916

Grave: A 9


Private H Hanson

Private H Hanson 27129
7th Bn Yorkshire Regiment
Green Howards
Died on 1st July 1916

Grave: A 7

 

Other cemeteries in the area


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