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Fricourt New Military Cemetery

Location

The village of Fricourt is approximately 5 kilometres east of Albert. Take the D938 (Albert-Peronne) and turn north 4 kilometres from Albert onto the D147. Continue through the village and the Cemetery is situated on the north-west side of the village.

Fricourt New Military Cemetery

 

Historical Information

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 New Military Cemetery is in fact four big graves, made by the 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment after the capture of Fricourt in July 1916, and a few single graves of September 1916.

The cemetery contains 210 First World War burials, 26 of them unidentified.

159 of the graves belong to the 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment.

The cemetery was designed by A J S Hutton.

Fricourt New Military Cemetery

Rows of soldiers from the 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment

 


Lt Colonel A Dickson

Lieutenant Colonel A Dickson
1st Bn South Lancashire Regiment
Attached 10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment
Prince of Wales’s Own
Died on 1st July 1916 aged 41
Son of Arthur and Mary Dickson, of Montrose

Grave: C 12


Lieutenant Alfred Ratcliffe

Lieutenant Alfred Ratcliffe
10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment
Prince of Wales’s Own
Died on 1st July 1916 aged 29
Son of Frederick and Florence Ratcliffe, of 15, Sloane Gardens, Chelsea, London

Grave: C 8


Private W Hicken

Private W Hicken 16952
7th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment
Died on 1st July 1916

Grave: C 18


Private E Lowes

Private E Lowes 12993
10th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment
Prince of Wales’s Own
Died on 1st July 1916

Grave: E 1


 

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