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Point 110 Old Military Cemetery

Location

Fricourt is a village in the Department of the Somme 5 kilometres east of Albert. The Cemetery is about 1 kilometre south of Fricourt on a track running between the roads from Fricourt and Mametz to Bray. Both the new and the old cemeteries are near the side of the track, the old being 230 metres north of the new.

Point 110 Old and New (in the distance) Cemeteries

The track down to these cemeteries would be fine for a large tractor. I would not advise trying to take a vehicle. There are no turning points so you would have to reverse out again.

 

Historical Information

Fricourt village was captured by the 17th Division on 2 July 1916, but the southern part of the commune, in which this cemetery is situated, was already in Allied hands.

Point 110 Old Military Cemetery was begun by French troops in February 1915 and continued by the 1st Dorsets and other Commonwealth units from August 1915 to September 1916.

The French graves were later removed to the French national cemetery at Albert.

Point 110 Old Cemetery

The cemetery was named from the contour on the map; before September 1916 it was called King George’s Hill.

Point 110 Old Military Cemetery contains 100 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, three of which are unidentified.

Point 110 Old Cemetery

Looking towards Point 110 Old from the New Cemetery
Don’t even think of trying to bring your vehicle down here

 


Private Thomas Tyrell

Private Thomas Tyrell 4641
1/8th Bn The King’s
Liverpool Regiment
Died on 6th September 1916 aged 37
Born at Edinburgh.
Son of Anne and the late Patrick Tyrell, of
69, Hampden St., Indian Orchard, Massachusets, USA

Grave: K 5


Private Charles Cameron

Private Charles Cameron 18359
7th Bn Yorkshire Regiment
The Green Howards
Died on 14th June 1916 aged 23
Son of Charles and Sarah Cameron, of 21 Back, St. Mark’s St., Sunderland

Grave: K 3

 

Other cemeteries in the area


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